Current Project: Volunteers Community Park
Planning and Fundraising Efforts Yield Results
This greenspace was once filled with various play structures and other equipment. During the last 20 years, pieces were removed when they were deemed unsafe. FOWP worked with the City of Williamston to develop a master plan for Volunteers Community Park. After nearly three years of fundraising, Friends of Williamston Parks organized a Community Build, in which more than 70 volunteers helped install the playground over three days in July 2019. The new playground features four elements: a play structure, four swings, a Ten Spin that allows one to stand or sit while spinning, and a Tri Totter which provides three children the opportunity to bounce at the same time.
The project was funded by private donations, grants and fundraising events. Major donors include Beck Mobile Concrete, Capital Region Community Foundation, Dart Foundation, Elliott Food Equipment, Todd and Gillian Granger, Old Nation Brewing Company/FeelGoodTap, Red Oak Foundation, Stevens Construction & Excavating, Williamston Kiwanis and Williamston Sunrise Rotary.
The next step is Phase II: a picnic pavilion, grand entrance and additional landscaping.