Friday, March 6, 2009

Missed opportunity

Kate Horgan took this picture of the Blatz Pavilion in Lincoln Park, when the water was high in the summer, impounded by the Estabrook Dam. Canoes used to be available for rental here. That's a thing of the past. It could be revived if the dam stays where it is. Of course now the giant water park is being built right behind it- how ironic: we have our city's largest river running right past the park- accused by many of having existed in an "unnatural" state for the past 75 or so years- but a water park is just fine.


Anonymous said...

Yes, indeed, the Estabrook Dam could easily be a moneymaker for Milwaukee County if they did some simple promotion and started renting boats, kayaks and canoes and selling concessions at the Blatz Pavilion.

The River Otter said...

Agreed! In Kletzsch Park too maybe. It could be like in Eagle River, where you can boat over to any number of places and get a beer or an ice cream cone.