Fox Lake – Crocker Street Renewal Team Seeks Your Help
By: Becky Bussian
In our fast paced world children must be offered more opportunity safely to play outdoors. Many things that children need to learn for everyday tasks can be enhanced through exploring, risk-taking, fine and gross motor development, and the absorption of basic knowledge. This can be most effectively learned though outdoor play. Boundaries for kids used to be measured by blocks or by miles; now the boundaries for most children are the front yard. We need to provide a safe place for children to get outdoors and experience the world of play.
The Crocker Street Park Renewal Team is a group of citizens from the Fox Lake area who are looking to improve the park and encourage children to play outdoors. We are partnering with the City of Fox Lake to revitalize the park and create an aesthetically pleasing place for people to bring their children to play and make memories. The current play equipment, which was installed in 1998, is not safely located in the park and it is starting to deteriorate; it offers little enjoyment to most children due to its size and safety concerns.
We aim to revitalize and renew the Crocker Street Park to provide and a safe and centrally located place for children to play; the park can be accessed by a sidewalk from most locations in the city. In addition to a new playground, we would also like to add new benches, a new sign, trees, and plants to create a place for families to come and spend some quality time outdoors and create lasting memories. The playground has the possibility of being installed by a community volunteer building team; it is delivered and supervised by the playground company. While play equipment is the most important part of the park, the addition of benches and a new sign will make it more appealing. Also, the addition of trees will provide shade for the park and plants will brighten up the park’s appearance.
Our goal is to raise $35,000 to renew the park into an appealing play space for families to make memories together. Would you consider donating to help us achieve our mission of encouraging the importance of safe, outdoor play for children?
We thank you in advance for your support! Your donation is greatly appreciated and will used to purchase new play equipment for the Crocker Street Park. You can donate the following ways:
Community Recreation Fund- Crocker Street Park designation at the City of Fox Lake City Hall
GoFundMe account set up under https://www.gofundme.com/crocker-street-park-update
Calling Becky at 920-210-4958
In conjunction with the Fox Lake Fire Department Car Show – The Crocker Street Renewal Team will host a Silent Auction on Saturday, July 28 2018 – Please see details on the Crocker Street FB Page Here: