Demopolis Kiwanis Club

The city of Demopolis is home to approximately 7500 people and sits in the Blackbelt region of west central Alabama. In Greek, Demopolis means, “the people’s city.” We strive to live up to the title, and desire to foster a culture of stewardship and inclusion here. We are 56.4% Black, 43% White, and 0.6% other with a median income below $27,000. In a region of the state that often goes un-noticed, Demopolis is a successful outlier with a thriving public school system, evolving healthcare services, and growing industries to provide jobs. We understand that to make our dreams a reality, wishing is not enough, action is required.
In 2003 the Demopolis Kiwanis Club built a playground overlooking the waterfront of the Tombigbee Waterway. Since that time other community structures, such as a splash pad, a large pavilion, and interactive outdoor musical instruments have been added and it has become a place where our citizens can enjoy various community events. We wish to expand our existing facility with the addition of playground equipment designed for the physically challenged so that ALL of our citizens can enjoy this amazing area to its fullest.
The playground equipment and facility has been well maintained since the beginning. If we were to win this contest, the installation and maintenance of the equipment would be a partnership between the City of Demopolis and the Demopolis Kiwanis Club.

Additional Information

What organizations will support this playground project?: This will be a group effort involving the Demopolis Kiwanis Club, City of Demopolis, and many other civic groups and volunteers.
How will you ensure your playground is ready to be installed by Kiwanis One Day 2020?: Our plan is to add additional equipment for children with special needs to an existing facility that the Demopolis Kiwanis Club completed in 2003. All maintenance and upkeep has been provided by the Demopolis Kiwanis Club, the City of Demopolis and many other civic groups. Our Club members, with the help of the city and local volunteers will be able to complete the project in a timely manner.
Please feel free to include additional comments about your application.: As mentioned before, our plan is to add playground equipment designed for children with special needs to an existing facility. There are no other facilities available with public access. This facility has provided our citizens a safe and fun environment for many years. We look forward to making this facility even more enjoyable and inclusive for our citizens.