RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
The beach usually has to be touched up about once a year. The parks department plans on reconstructing the beach to improve it for visitors.
"We talked to the DNR and they don't want us to go too far into the water but we can retake the shoreline that used to exist there," said Biolo.
There was an additional hole created from flooding in the back of the park that drained on to the beach. All of that was filled in and fixed.
The parks department also hopes to make more improvements throughout the season such as new docs.