Kiwanis of Paulding, Ohio

The Kiwanis Club of Paulding County, Ohio, located in a village of 3,500 people, would like to build a playground at the Lela McGuire Jeffery Park. This park is owned by the Village of Paulding and is currently the home of four baseball/softball ball fields and will soon be the home of five soccer fields. The Paulding Ball Association uses the fields during the spring and summer months, while the Paulding Soccer Club uses the fields during the summer and fall months making the park a very well enjoyed asset to the community. However, is it lacking an all-inclusive playground for all kids to enjoy and stay active during off times. The need to keep children active, but safe, is growing ever greater as the world around us is changing and less is available. This playground will have elements that are accessible to everyone with certain elements for each age range and those with physical limitations. The vision is for this facility to be used by every member of the family, so that can enjoy time together strengthening the family bond.

The Paulding Kiwanis is committed to providing funds to see this project come to fruition as they see the need and desire to have active children in a safe environment in our community.

The Paulding Soccer Club has committed to maintain the playground in the future as they see the need for more activities for their players and families.

Additional Information

What organizations will support this playground project?: A playground at the Lela McGuire Jeffery Park is supported by the Village of Paulding Council, The Paulding Soccer Club, the Paulding Ball Association and the Kiwanis Club of Paulding County, Ohio.
How will you ensure your playground is ready to be installed by Kiwanis One Day 2020?: The Kiwanis Club of Paulding County, Ohio will be working with the Paulding Village Council, The Paulding Soccer Club and the Paulding Ball Association to ensure that the Lela McGuire Jeffery Park is prepared with everything that is needed to facilitate a playground.
Please feel free to include additional comments about your application.: The community is incredibly supportive of this project. The Kiwanis of Paulding County Board was excited to find a project that will allow the children of our community to be active in a safe setting. The Village Council drafted a letter of whole-hearted endorsement, signed by the Mayor, they want to see this need met. The Paulding Soccer Club is willing to create a maintenance fund to make sure that the playground is taken care of for years to come.

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