Professor emeritus donates land to Jordan Park
Stevens Point Journal

By Nathan Vine

Richard Schneider said the city of Stevens Point has been good to his family and wants to give back by donating a property affectionately known as Woodtick Woods for use by residents.

Schneider has donated 51 acres, valued at about $100,000 and located northeast of Stevens Point along Highway 66, to the Portage County Parks Department. The property will become part of Jordan Park, a 271-acre parcel that includes the 85-acre Jordan Pond and has the Plover River running through it. The park also includes a picnic area, picnic lodge, open pavilion, showers, boat ramp, trailer dump station, playground equipment, nature center, nature trail, swimming beach and baseball field.

Schneider, 84, was a professor of art for nearly 30 years at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and is known as the designer of the iconic mural that covers an entire side of the Trainer Natural Resources Building on campus.



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