Stilwell Kiwanis Club
If awarded this grant, the playground equipment it purchases will play an important and invaluable role in our community. While the list of reasons could be rather lengthy, please see a few of the reasons that carry more weight within our community. First, this playground and the park in which it will reside will be directly across from our courthouse. This park will be used for supervised visitation and other legal visits and thus will provide a safe space for kids to play and accommodate these meetings. Additionally, the park in which this playground will reside includes a large picnic area complete with shade cloth. This will allow for outdoor classes to be held on site. This is important due to the need for social distancing. Once coursework is complete, the schools who utilize this area will be able to engage on the playground allowing for less road time and more time for instruction and physical activity. A third reason includes our signature event, the Stilwell Strawberry Festival. While festivities take place all over downtown, this playground will provide much needed entertainment, especially for lower income attendees as playground access will be free to all who attend. While this is not an exhaustive list, other events that will be centered around this park and playground, thus creating an impact on our community, include Pictures with Santa, Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Picnic and Trunk-o-ween, Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt, and many other events and activities.