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Over 950 people had a unique reason to donate to Build a Park at 517. This is one family's story.

Oconomowoc tragically lost one of its best and brightest when Dr. Ben Larsen drowned while swimming near the Oconomowoc dam on October 10th. Dr. Larsen, who dedicated his life to working with the elderly, was also a proponent of the Build a Park at 517 movement. This is Ben's story and his connection to the movement.

Let's build a park in Ben's memory and for the future Ben's of our community.

Video Created By: Terry Kaldhusdal



The community has met the goal to purchase 517 N. Lake Road. Over 950 people donated to make this happen. The new park will be named the John and Lavinia Rockwell Park. Fundraising will continue for the purpose of developing the park. A not-for-profit organization, Friends of  Oconomowoc Parks and Trails, Inc. has been created to support this project and other park and trail projects. If you would like to donate to the development of the future park please send donations specifying the Rockwell Park in the check memo line to: 

Friends of Oconomowoc Parks and Trails, Inc.

PO Box 903

Oconomowoc, WI 53066


All donations are eligible for a tax donation.

Again...a huge THANK YOU to this amazing community of donors, businesses and volunteers who helped to make this happen. We live in the best community and this could not have happened without all of you!



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Our Mission 

To bring the community together to raise the money needed to purchase 517 N. Lake Road for a legacy park that will be used for generations. We believe this park will add to the character that makes Oconomowoc so special by providing a green space to improve our community – whether to watch sunsets, portage between lakes, fishing, or just relax when walking around Fowler Lake.

Thank You to all of our Local Businesses

for their Generous Donations!

Select Auto

Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital

Cherry Hill Veterinary Clinic

Lake Country Dog


Century Fence

Oculus Insights

Hickoryview Commons

Summit Venture Group

Jahnke Dental

MOD Pizza

Stapleton Realty

Williamson Family Dentistry

Motion Controls

The Little Pineapple, LLC

Hendrix, LLC

BHP, Inc

Will Edwards State Farm


Sun Laundries

American Transmission Company

Shakespeare Wealth Management

Oconomowoc Utilities

Oconomowoc Women’s Club

Beverly Designs


The Gallori

John S. Rockwell #721 Questers

Johnson Design, Inc

A visual rendering of what could be a beautiful park at 525-517 for all to enjoy in our future! 
Disclaimer: This is only a possible design 
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