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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN SCHOOL DISTRICT
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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION, INC. (PDRI)
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ST. FERIOLE ISLAND BALLPARK
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FORT CRAWFORD MUSEUM
Fort Crawford stood guard over Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, from 1816 until 1856. Now, the Fort Crawford Museum displays the history of the fort, its city, and the many lives that crossed here. Visit us May through October for a self-guided tour or attend one of our upcoming events.
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VILLA LOUIS
Experience Victorian life during the 19th century as you visit the estate of one of Wisconsin's most prosperous families.

 

St. Feriole Island

Prairie du Chien was originally built on Saint Feriole Island, which is separated from the mainland by a small backwater channel. This is where the industry that supported the city in the 1800s was located, so rail access was installed in 1890. After repeated floods and fires, the city was relocated to the mainland on the Wisconsin side, which was higher and far less prone to flood. Industry remained on the island, gradually closing down or moving to the mainland until well past World War II.

Follow all the action at St. Feriole Island Park through their new blogspot. Click on the logo and enjoy one of Prairie du Chien's finest attractions. The Park is run by the St. Feriole Island Park, Inc., a tax-exempt, non-profit organization formed in 2002.

Dillman Field

Use of Island For Events

St. Feriole IslandPlease submit a completed request form a minimum of six (6) weeks prior to the scheduled date of your event. Requests must be acted upon by the City Council and additional permit applications may be required. It is recommended that a representative of your organization be present at the City Council meeting to provide additional information and answer questions. You may contact the City Administrator for the time and date of the meeting.

It is the sponsoring organizationís responsibility to obtain all necessary permits associated with the event (including food and beverage sales). These permits must be obtained and filed with the City Administrator. In addition, the sponsoring organization will provide trash receptacles and toilet facilities where needed, and clean up the site within seven (7) days of the event.

The sponsoring group must make arrangements with the City Street Department to pick up street barricades from the City garage, to install them at the designated intersections, to dismantle them at the end of the event, and to return them to the City garage. If you require picnic tables for the event, contact the Director of Parks and Recreation. The sponsoring organization is responsible for moving and returning the tables.

The sponsoring organization must carry its own liability insurance. The sponsoring group must hold harmless the City of Prairie du Chien and the committees. A copy of proof of liability insurance is required before approval of the event. If you plan to hold your event on property owned by private land owners, the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, the Crawford County Historical Society, or the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, separate permission for the use of these lands must be sought from the other property owners.

St. Feriole Island Usage/Request Form

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