Spencer Park Upgrades

Give DeMotte Parks New Life - Be a part of the Legacy

De Motte, IN Causes Community

Partial Funding

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Tax Deductible

Friends of DeMotte Parks - Jasper Foundation Inc. is a Registered 501(c)(3), Tax ID 35-1842404.


Spencer Park Desperately Needs Upgrades

It's long past time for the aging equipment at Spencer Park to be replaced. The current playground has faithfully served generations of DeMotte residents and visitors, providing fun and entertainment for countless kids and their families. But the equipment is over 30 years old and does not meet the guidelines set in today's market. Even worse, the wood is rotting and the merry go round is no longer in use, creating hazards for kids at play.  After years of trying to maintain the equipment, it is finally time to make some upgrades and provide our children with the playground they deserve. But The Town of DeMotte and Friends of DeMotte Parks can't install the necessary equipment without assistance.  This is where we need your support.

Our Children Deserve a Great Playground

The playground is over 30 years old and lacks accessibility for children that need assistance. And while some of us might not think about it, adults with disabilities or physical limitations should also be able to access the playground, in order to play with their children or grandchildren. To fit the needs of kids and their families, we have plans for a state-of-the-art playground, which will cost $200,000. We've already raised over half the funds from some very generous donors and allocated some city funds as well. But to fill the funding gap, we need support from people like you.

We need to raise $25,000 by July 5, 2017 in order to receive a $25,000 matching grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. And if we can meet our goal by then, we'll be able to enjoy the park for DeMotte’s 50th birthday celebration and Touch of Dutch. Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a new playground this summer for all families to enjoy and many years to come? Donate today to help us make this happen!

Your Help will Make a Difference for Years to Come

Friends of DeMotte Parks has been working diligently in raising awareness and seeking support from the community to upgrade the aging playground. Through their hard work, a spectacular playground has been planned to be ADA accessible and meet safety guidelines so children and families of all abilities can play without restrictions. Now they need your help, and help from your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to make this park a reality.

Can you imagine staying in your town to take your family to a playground where children are happy and look forward to visiting over and over again? Where they can play safely and have their imaginations run wild? We can make this possible if we all work together!

How You Can Support Today

You can make your gift directly on this page by selecting a reward or clicking the support button. When you give to this campaign, your contribution will go farther with a matching $25,000 grant from IHCDA. But we need to meet our goal first!

You may mail checks to Friends of DeMotte Parks, PO Box 736, DeMotte, IN 46310. If you have any questions, please call Heather Tokarz at 219-987-3831 or email friendsofdemotteparks@gmail.com.

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Your large donation will help purchase a major component of the playgroup equipment. Your name will appear on the donor plaque and you will receive website recognition. Your donation makes this dream possible. This equipment will be accessible to everyone even those with disabilities. Thank you for your donation.

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Your donation make this dream possible. To thank you for your contribution, we will add your name to the donor plaque and you will receive website recognition. You will also receive VIP invitations to all of the Friends of the Park events.

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