Children learn, grow and develop through play, improving their physical, cognitive and social skills. Nowhere in Clinton County is this more evident than at the Wooden Playground at David Williams Park here in Wilmington. Due to a community-wide effort led by Judy Gano of Gano Law Offices, families in our community have been able to enjoy the massive wooden playground for more than 20 years now. More than 900 local volunteers gave of their time and resources to help make the original wooden playground happen.
However, playground safety standards have changed since 1996 and unfortunately, wood doesn’t last forever. The time to retire our wooden playground is near. The Wilmington Parks & Recreation board, along with a steering committee of local citizens are hard at work, determined to build the next generation playground for our community – one that will honor the work and vision of the original playground leaders and one that will allow a new generation of families to enjoy a child’s work . . . play.
Our fundraising committee has outlined several goals and ways to give and get involved with the playground project and with humble hearts, we encourage your charitable donation(s) to our Castle Park II project. Our goal is to raise $500,000 as a community by the spring of 2019. We know that together, we can make this happen.
All donors who meet the outlined sponsorship donation amounts will be recognized by name and company name on permanent signage near the completed project.