New Interpretive Center Dedication

Paul Lawrence
Interpretive Center
The Friends of Wyalusing State Park (FOW), a private non-profit organization, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be dedicating the Paul Lawrence Interpretive Center on June 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm.

Paul Lawrence in front
of  office.
Mr. Lawrence was the first park superintendent at Wyalusing. He was instrumental in the development of the park and the depression era programs that provided much of the infrastructure of the park that is still in use today.

The building, originally constructed in 1939 under the Works Progress Administration (WPA), will serve as a legacy to the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as well as the WPA. Mr. Lawrence played a vital leadership role in both of these federal programs at what is now Wyalusing State Park. The building served as the park office until 1998. The FOW, with the help of matching grants and community support, financed the restoration and modernization this building and arranged for interpretive displays. The DNR has agreed to name the remodeled building in honor of Paul Lawrence. nationindispaie

The public is invited to this event. Stop on out to your State Park and learn more about the history of this building, as well as the programs and the man that made the original building possible. In addition, June 3 is Open Hose Day at all Wisconsin State Parks so vehicle admission fees are waived for that day. Refreshments will be provided.

healthemansignThe FOW welcomes you to join us and help your State Park. Check us out online at

For Park information and event schedules, contact the park visitors center at  (608) 996-2261

Panoramic view of Interpretive Center