Prescott plans second phase of riverfront renovations

Work this year will redesign boat launch, expanding parking and amenities, and add a new public dock.




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Work will continue this summer on Prescott, Wis.’s riverfront, as the city at the confluence of the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers seeks to improve facilities. The plans call for a new public boat dock, which will replace the previous privately-operated marina Leo’s Landing. The longstanding business learned last year that its lease would not be renewed.

The work is part of a riverfront plan approved by the city council in 2015. Work began last year, primarily focusing on areas north of the railroad bridge, and now transitioning to south of the crossing. The work is being financed by the city’s downtown tax increment district, which provides funds that must be spent downtown.

This year’s plan includes everything from the new dock to shuffling parking spaces. Redesigning the space will allow for the addition of tables, benches, a small playground, and restrooms. The city’s boat launch will also be reorganized, with a short stretch of Front Street closed down permanently. The closure will make room for more green space along the river, while also adding five total parking spots for boaters using the landing.

The new public dock will allow boaters to tie up temporarily while visiting Prescott to eat or shop. The city is considering making it a paid dock with some slips available for overnight docking. More information is available here.


2 responses to “Prescott plans second phase of riverfront renovations”

  1. Willie H. Davis Avatar
    Willie H. Davis

    Why doesn’t this article show the new city dock that’s been completed? Also, it seems that this photo intentionally cut out the Muddy Waters restaurant. That place put Prescott on the map, and caused other establishments to step-up their game. Several came but only a few remain, while Muddy’s continues to set the pace. Be real and show appreciation.

  2. Deb Ryun Avatar
    Deb Ryun

    Thanks for sharing this update from Prescott. It’s terrific to make the shift from private to public space along the riverfront. It’s a great opportunity to share more of this cute river town to visitors and locals alike.



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Prescott plans second phase of riverfront renovations