Williamston Community Shows Support for Playground Project

The Friends of Williamston Parks (FOWP) continues to work toward its goal to fund a new playground at Volunteers Community Park on the corner of School and Putnam streets in Williamston. During the last nine months, several fundraisers, a mail campaign and grants received have provided one-third of the funds needed.

Most recently, Old Nation Brewing Company donated $2,180 through its Community Pour program in partnership with Feel Good Tap. Also, Williamston Sunrise Rotary presented $1,000 to the group to fund the benches that will be near the playground.

“Parks play a vital role in the quality of life of the community,” stated Raj Wiener, president of Williamston Sunrise Rotary. “Rotary members understand the need for playgrounds and are happy to support this project.”

The FOWP proposal encompasses an area approximately 100 by 50 feet next to the Trent Allen Memorial Basketball Courts. It features five elements for ages 2 and up offering opportunities to swing, slide, climb, hang, balance, spin and bounce. The playground concept has been endorsed by Williamston’s Parks and Recreation Commission and Williamston City Council. Costs to complete this project total $74,000.

The Friends of Williamston Parks began in 2015 to focus on park improvement efforts in the Williamston area. For more information about the Friends of Williamston Parks, visit www.williamstonparks.org, e-mail williamstonparks@gmail.com, or call Heather Galecka at 517-285-7607.