Racine's Reefpoint Marina and Festival Park?Sustaining Success Along the Lakefront

by Fred A. Klancnik, Johnson Johnson & Roy/Inc, Ann Arbor, United States,
James Rooney, Johnson Johnson & Roy/Inc, Ann Arbor, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: World Marina '91


Racine County, Wisconsin, is a lakefront county os 173,000 residents located along the southwestern cost of Lake Michigan. A waterfront revitalization program, begun in 1982, has produced spectacular results. Racine County's 931-slip Reefpoint Marina opened in 1987 and operates at over a 90% permanent occupancy rate. The City's Festival Park was also completed in 1987 and has been fully booked with community events, trade shows, and festivals ever since. The in-water boat shows held at Racine every year have become a major regional attraction for the County. Two neighboring mixed-use developments were opened in the past year. A large downtown corporate headquarter complex is under cponstruction within eay walking distance from the County Marina and Harbor Park.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Lakes | Small craft | Parks | Waterfront structures | Water-based recreation | Urban areas | Wisconsin | United States | Lake Michigan | Great Lakes

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