2006 Rarden Community Park Progress

Just an update on our community park’s progress. Last year’s Whitetail Deer Festival provided funding to purchase a  brand new 345 20 hp John Deere mowing tractor for keeping your park’s grass mowed, neat, and clean.  We purchased this equipment late last year and has been in use all this year making the grounds well groomed, as it should be.

Plans are also underway for another picnic shelter on the south side of the park. We should have enough funds for plans,  materials, and concrete and with volunteer labor, a 24′ x 36′ shelter with picnic tables near the playground equipment.  We had hoped the state plans and bids would be completed so construction could be finished by this year’s festival,  but not sure that’s
going to happen in time.

Also, in the works, are plans to expand the paved basketball court for a larger play area and improve the  space required for the 3-on-3 tournaments each year.

If the 2006 Festival does well enough, that may be a reality for 2007.

Also, planning some repaving of the walking track and resealing and striping of the parking areas. It all takes money and  lots of it. Even with a lot of volunteer labor, funding is big problem in small communities like Rarden, so remember that,  and support our Park Fund.

Thanks for your support over the years.
For contribution forms write :

Rarden Park Fund
P.O. Box 158
Rarden, Ohio 45671

Gene McAllister
Rarden Park Committee