Connecting our community:
The campaign to replace the Fox Point footbridge
ANONYMOUS DONOR ISSUES $100,000 CHALLENGE GRANT
An anonymous donor has issued a $100,000 challenge grant to any new gifts of $5,000 or more to the Footbridge Friends between now and September 30, 2013. Additionally, current donors of $1,000 or $3,000 who increase their contributions by $2,000 are also eligible for the match. Visit the Giving page to make your contribution now.For many decades, Fox Point area residents have delighted in an iconic footbridge that stretches 300 feet across one of the lakefront's deep ravines. Located between Bridge and Barnett Lanes, it provides a welcome path for hikers, bicyclists and runners – or families just out for a stroll. This natural oasis in our urban community provides stunning views of Lake Michigan as well as the majestic woods and small stream that runs through the ravine.
The footbridge, built in the early part of the last century, has now deteriorated to the point that the Village of Fox Point was forced to close it in October, 2010 for safety reasons.
Our non-profit organization, Footbridge Friends Inc., was established in the summer of 2012 to support the funding of a new footbridge.