This past weekend, July 30th, we at the Community Foundation had the opportunity to attend the celebratory ribbon cutting at Lake Pacawa. In 2021, the Community Foundation awarded its first Major Project grant to Celebrate Plover. Major Project Grants at the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin support the growth and development of one community project that makes a major impact in our community. This first grant supported the completion of the Lake Pacawa Park ADA Accessible playground and splash pad. Last Saturday, at the ninth annual Celebrate Plover event, the new renovations were officially unveiled.
The park transformation included a new splash pad and play area, a new pavilion shelter, new piers and boat docks, and a new paved walking trail around the perimeter of the lake creating an inclusive play area for all in the community. With these renovations, Lake Pacawa Park is now proud to be compliant with the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Community Foundation is proud and excited to be among the many that made these additions possible and for the future of our Major Project Grant Cycle program.