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September 12, 2021

Fundraising campaign kicks off for Devil’s Lake Educational Center

NBC 15 interviewed Friends President Bernadette Greenwood about the kickoff for the fundraising campaign and the larger story of the planned interpretive / educational center, originally envisioned in the 1981 Park Master Plan.

September 9, 2021

Devil’s Lake Friends begin fundraising for new multi-purpose building

A proposed educational and interpretive center at the state’s busiest park is one step closer to fruition as organizers kicked off an $18 million fundraising campaign this week.

The Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park are spearheading plans to build a multi-use center on the park’s popular North Shore. President Bernadette Greenwood said a recent study found that it is feasible to raise enough money to fund the project, leading the group to hire Stevens Point-based Baker Street Consulting Group to conduct a 38-month capital campaign. Baker Street also conducted the feasibility study.

January 9, 2021

‘It’s going to be a gateway facility’: Work begins on new educational center for Devil’s Lake’s North Shore

After nearly 40 years of planning, Devil’s Lake could see progress on an educational interpretive center on the park’s north shore. The Friend’s of Devil’s Lake group says they’re currently working with multiple partners to conduct a feasibility study, which would determine its ability to raise the $15-18 million the project would cost.

January 8, 2021

Baker Street to Study Fundraising Feasibility for Proposed Interpretive Center

The Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park is pleased to announce they have retained the Stevens Point-based consulting firm, Baker Street Consulting Group, to assist them in organizing and conducting a fundraising planning and feasibility study.

January 13, 2020

Friends of Devil’s Lake seeking fundraising consultant for possible educational center at Baraboo park

The Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park are seeking a fundraising consultant to manage the $18 million campaign for a possible new educational building at the park, their first step forward on the project since unveiling concept designs at a public meeting in April.

April 4, 2019

Devil’s Lake interpretive center proposal met with public resistance

By SUSAN ENDRES

The Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park board organized the meeting at Baraboo City Hall to allow contracted firm GWWO Architects and their design partners to present concept designs for a possible new building and findings on the best site locations.

March 18, 2019

New facility at Devil’s Lake State Park meeting set

A new facility is being proposed at Devil’s Lake State Park. The Friends of Devil’s Lake State Park, Devil’s Lake Concession Corporation, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have embarked on a plan to design and build a state-of-the-art Multi-Use Educational and Outdoor Recreation Center.

January 9, 2019

Devil’s Lake educational center design expected by summer

By SUSAN ENDRES

A Baltimore architecture firm is evaluating potential locations for a new multimillion-dollar interpretive center at Devil’s Lake State Park, with local project leaders expecting a final conceptual design by early summer.

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Photograph by Christin Gill

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