Gardner Park Playground & Splashpad Project

"Community build projects inspire everyone who participates with a sense of ownership, so much that the projects become the focus of community life. When finished, people look back and describe them as a momentous occasion... the experience of a lifetime!"

Centrally located, Gardner Memorial Park is one of Newport City's most heavily used public recreation facilities. Annually, over 40,000 people visit the park for community events, sports leagues and unstructured recreational use. While the park is loved and enjoyed by many, the facility is challenged by aging infrastructure in need of restoration to meet the contemporary needs of our community. 

The planned Playground & Splashpad project is the first step of a larger, multi-phase restoration project for Garner Park. These initial improvements scheduled for fall of 2020 will focus on playground and restroom facility upgrades to improve safety, enhance multi-generational/inclusive play and provide free outdoor recreation opportunities for all members of our community! Concept designs and detailed project information can be found online at .

The first step to achieve project goals is to secure the $598,00 needed to fund the project. ​We are filled with gratitude for the businesses and organizations who have supported this mission so far! As of January 30th, we have raised $447,427, more than 3/4 of the funds needed to complete the project! We need your help to cross the finish line! 

Every dollar counts whether you choose to donate crowd funding, attend a Newport Recreation Committee fundraiser, purchase a donor brick , or jump in with your business/organization as a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum sponsor . 

The "Splash & Play" project is a gift to all members of our community and a gesture of encouragement for the children who lead our future. With fundraising, community support and assistance from donors, we can inspire the next generation and help shape the outlook for Newport City!



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  • Ian McKenny 
    • $100 
    • 5 d
  • Kristen Robinson 
    • $30 
    • 9 d
  • Natalie Perrault 
    • $50 
    • 10 d
  • Joann Anderson 
    • $20 
    • 11 d
  • Abby Armstrong 
    • $20 
    • 11 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jessica Booth 
Newport, VT
James Johnson 

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