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FISH CREEK — The new Friends of Peninsula State Park gift shop opened this week in the park office, giving visitors another way to support one of Wisconsin’s most popular destinations.

The office is located at the Fish Creek entrance.

All merchandise profits go to Friends projects at the park.

Among the major projects is the installation of new playground equipment at Nicolet Beach. The old equipment had deteriorated and was removed.

The group currently is raising $120,000 for new equipment that they hope to install this coming summer if they reach their fundraising goal.

(Click here to donate, or mail a check to: FPSP, PO Box 502, Fish Creek, WI 54212.)

The Friends support the interpretive, historical, educational and visitor service programs of Peninsula State Park by:

  • Recruiting volunteers to help with programs at the Park such as the First Day Hike, Candlelight Ski, and Work*Play*Earth Day
  • Providing financial support for programs, projects, and seasonal staff positions through membership fees, donations, and the sale of merchandise
  • Assisting with the Door County Half-Marathon and the Door County Fall 50

The Park has over 1 million visitors annually, and over 2,000 skiers use its trails every winter. All funds raised by the Friends remain locally and are used for programs and projects at the Park.



By Dan Plutchak

Editor and publisher of the Door County Shore Report