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