Thanks to the community, Stillwater’s Strickland Park will receive $25,000 in grant funds for the addition of a fully accessible shelter and restroom, as part of the Mya’s Promise PlayAbility Project.
The grant is funded by the State Farm Neighborhood Assistance Program and awarded to Mya’s Promise. The PlayAbility Project was one of 200 finalists and selected as a Top 40 Project by a nation-wide public vote held in August.
“All of our online voting resulted in a win,” Amy Dzialowski, board president of Mya’s Promise and city councilor, said. “We’re so grateful for all the time and effort our community put in, and we can’t wait to continue our collaboration with the City of Stillwater and Stillwater Makes a Change students to make Strickland Park an inclusive place for everyone.”
The grant will fund restroom and shelter improvements such as repairs, new roofing, the purchase of accessible picnic tables and other structural renovations. Currently, installation of a new playground and an accessible play area are underway.
Learn more about ongoing Strickland Park projects at http://stillwater.org/page/home/government/current-projects/park-projects.
Go to myaspromise.org to learn more about the organization’s plans.