Milverton All Wheels Park Project
Target Completion Date: October 31, 2023
What is this project about?
In 2021, we were approached by local youth who dreamed of one day having a skate park in their own community. We agreed to take on the ambitious project to build an All Wheels Park. As an organization, we feel that this project will provide a safe, sanctioned place for kids to exercise, socialize, and develop skills that will be useful throughout their lives. The Optimist International motto is “Friend of Youth” so we feel this project perfectly aligns with our focus on supporting our local youth.
Our goal is to raise $204 000 to build a 40’ x 60’ concrete all wheels park in summer 2023. To date, we have received approval and a $20 000 commitment from the Township of Perth East to build this project on the grounds at the Perth East Recreation Complex. We have secured a $4000 grant from the Stratford Perth Community Foundation. The Milverton Lions Club has made a $10 000 commitment to our project. AW Millwrights have committed $10 000 in labour/materials and cash. Other grants are being pursued as well. We are seeing significant support from local businesses, community organizations, and individuals. Our community is clearly excited and eager to see this project succeed. We recently held a Roll-a-thon where 39 kids between the ages of 3 and 13 participated on scooters, skateboards, bikes, and in-line skates, gathering $3200 in pledges. In order to make our local youth’s dreams a reality, we are seeking financial support from you.