Local park seeks playground funding, asks for community support
By Taylor Hale
STEVENS POINT – Members of the Stevens Point Kiwanis Club and Friends of Emerson Park groups are asking the community to help them win $25,000 worth of playground gear.
The groups are hoping to win the Legacy of Play contest hosted by Kiwanis International. To win, the park must be voted on by community members and be in the top 10 parks. Participants can cast their vote once a day until Oct. 4.
The gear would be installed at Emerson Park, located in central Stevens Point. The park was built on the lands of the former Emerson School and has been developed into a safe, family-friendly space. A sports area and pavilion are also planned for the park in future phases.
At the time of writing, over 30 parks are entered into the contest. Stevens Point has over 1,100 votes, but others have well over 2,000.
Give back to your community with a simple click and vote by visiting play.kiwanis.org and voting for the Stevens Point Kiwanis project.