Walkers on the Nelson Family Heritage Crossing trail in Kaukauna will notice some recent improvements.
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KAUKAUNA — Walkers on the Nelson Family Heritage Crossing trail will notice some recent improvements.

New benches and garbage receptacles have been added along the Kaukauna side of the trail and the shoulder areas of the trail have recently been mowed to improve access and the view.

The new Nelson Family Heritage Crossing over the Fox River from Kaukauna to Little Chute has become a popular destination since it opened in 2021.

The crossing is accessible from downtown Kaukauna from a sidewalk connection and a paved trail along Third Street.

From downtown, take Third Street about a quarter mile west to Bicentennial Court just below La Follette Park. There is a trailhead parking lot is available off Bicentennial Court.

From there, follow the trail along the river which will eventually bring you to the crossing.

From Downtown Kaukauna, the walking distance to the start of the bridge is approximately one mile, and is roughly ¾ of a mile from the trailhead parking lot.

For more information about donations to our parks and trails, visit our website – https://kaukauna.gov/community/parks/park-donations/

If you are interested in making a donation in a municipal park, the City of Kaukauna has adopted a park donation policy effective August 3, 2021. Donations include:

  • Benches
  • Park Amenities (dog waste stations, garbage receptacles, picnic tables, drinking fountains, playground components, etc)
  • Trees/Vegetation
  • Buildings/Shelters
  • Murals/Statues/Monuments
  • Book Exchanges
  • And more!

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