Making a splash: Park will be ready this summer

Parkto open this summer

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WILMINGTON — Splashdown accomplished … almost.

The David Williams Memorial Park Completion Project will become a reality because of the hard fundraising work of the Wilmington City Parks department and significant funding provided by the Clinton County Foundation.

The splash pad is slated to open this summer; construction is well underway on the site between the wooden playground and the dog park near the parking lot on Fife Avenue in Wilmington.

On June 8 the CCF made its second grant of $25,000 to reach the campaign goal needed for the new splash pad, as well as the new concrete skate park.

“Early on, when the City of Wilmington and the Parks Department decided to build the addition, we got on board with a $25,000 grant to encourage others in our community to get behind this great project,” said CCF President Chaley Peelle Griffith.

“Then, we offered a challenge grant of $25,000 to complete their goal of $450,000. Our board was passionate about this and there were other organizations within the Foundation that joined us in making grants — including the Health Alliance of Clinton County and HealthFirst for Clinton County,” said Peelle Griffith. “We were delighted to be able to give a total of $50,000 for the benefit of the children and families in our community.”

The Clinton County Foundation is a community foundation founded in 1985. Making grants and collaborating with other County organizations is a guiding principle for the Foundation.

Throughout its history, the Foundation has served as a tax efficient and cost-effective means for individuals, families, businesses and charitable organizations to provide the resources critical to making a stronger Clinton County.

“We are defined by the tangible benefits we deliver to donors and charitable groups,” said Peelle Griffith.

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Parkto open this summer

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