Phoenix Park Bridge Lighting Project

Phoenix Bridge-Images by Lee (002)

The Phoenix Park Bridge (Images by Lee Photography)

Light It Up Logo

Eau Claire's Phoenix Park will light up the community thanks to the Rotary Club of Eau Claire and Downtown Eau Claire Inc.'s Phoenix Park Bridge Lighting Project.

Modeled after the successful Big Four Bridge lighting project in Louisville, Kentucky, the lighting will add a dramatic focal point that enhances other developments and activities in the Phoenix Park area.  The diffused lighting will be aimed directly at the bridge's architectural steel elements and can be programmed with various color combinations to create special light shows.

Phoenix Park bridge with proposed new lighting

The Phoenix Park bridge as it would appear in one of its many proposed lighting schemes

Numerous sponsors and vendors have partnered to bring this world class project to our community, which is anticipated to become a regional attraction that draws people to the Phoenix Park area.

The project will also be supported by students in UW-Eau Claire's Architectural Lighting Program, who will work with lighting and control panel design; in the process, they'll receive real-world experience not otherwise available in the Chippewa Valley.

However, more community support is needed to make this project a reality. Donations can be made via this website, and the funds raised will be used to purchase:

    • 300-500 high efficiency, long life LED black lighting units with multi-colored bulbs
    • Circuitry, an electric usage meter, and a keyed activation station
    • Web based password protected software
    • DMX automated, timed control panel and wireless DMX control head end
    • Conduit, brackets and straps

Donations to support these efforts can be made using the form on Phoenix Park Bridge Lighting Project Fund page of this website, or checks can be mailed to:

ECCF – Phoenix Park Bridge Lighting Project
306 S. Barstow St, Suite 104
Eau Claire WI 54701

The Foundation also accepts gifts of stock; please call us for details: 715-552-3801.

Click here to read the Phoenix Park Bridge Lighting Project Brochure

With your help, the Phoenix Park Bridge Lighting Project will be able to LIGHT IT UP!

Big Four Bridge in Louisville, Kentucky

The Big Four Bridge in Louisville, Kentucky: the inspiration for the Phoenix Park Bridge Lighting Project


Want to learn more? You can explore the Project's webpage at