Sun Prairie Dream Park Fundraiser

$10,065 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 241 people in 22 months
Rebecca Ketelsen
on behalf of Sun Prairie Dream Park
 SUN PRAIRIE, WI
My name is Rebecca Ketelsen and I am the President of Firemen's Park in the Prairie also known as the The Sun Prairie Dream Park.  The Sun Prairie Dream Park was built in September, 2007 by hundreds of volunteers who came together for an entire week to build a handicapped accessible play land for kids of all ages.  We are run 100% by volunteers and receive NO FUNDING from the city of Sun Prairie.  Everything from bathrooom cleaning to repairs to maintaing the grounds is done by our volunteers and the fundraising we do pays for toilet paper, new equiptment, lighting and more.  For more information about who we are, please visit our facebook page at Sun Prairie Dream Park.

Normally we fundraise by doing an annual fundraiser that helps pay for our yearly expenses.  However, On April 1st, 2016 our playground was vandalized and thousands of dollars of damange was done.  The Lion's head drinking fountain was pulled out of the ground and damaged, fencing was kicked in and broken, rubber bridges were sliced with blades and the bulletin board plexiglass was smashed among other things.   While we need  money to get things repaired,  what we desperately need money for is to get cameras installed around the playground as soon as possible to help prevent this from happening again.  Our location and proximity to electricy and buildings, etc make it more costly than most places to install this type of equipment.  

This playground is used by thousands and thousands of kids every year and one of Sun Prairie's most beloved parks not only for the amazing playground but for the 150 year old Oak trees and green space that lets kids explore and commune with nature.   

No one has the power to shatter our hope and love for this wonderful playground that is free to anyone who wants to use it.  Please help me raise the money to protect what so many people in Sun Prairie treasure!
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It has been about 2 1/2 months since the vandalism out at the Sun Prairie Dream Park. Everyone of you made a generous donation that helped make a difference. All of the repairs have been made and seven cameras have been installed and work on a 15 day loop so that we can monitor the playground, parking lot and the perimeter of the bathroom building. Time lock doors have been added to the bathrooms and a splash of color on our race cars, fire truck and more! The remaining money has been put into a savings account as we begin to plan to build the shelter. I am happy to report that the Sun Prairie Lion's Club has come on board to help us build it and design it! Over the next year, we will be working on this project including finding sponsors. We hope to start building the shelter in the Fall of 2017. None of this would be possible without all of you! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! Please email me if you have any questions or if you would like to volunteer to help keep this playground going strong.
Ivan installing our cameras!
THANK YOU ELEMENT SECURITY!!
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THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU SUN PRAIRIE!!
I am so touched by the outpouring of help. Now we can get the cameras we want so desperately! All the extra money will be used to buy some new and exciting improvements for kids like a new bouncy horse or added to our savings to build a shelter at the park hopefully next year!
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Kyle Ketelsen
19 months ago

Way to go, everybody!!

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$10,065 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 241 people in 22 months
Created April 3, 2016
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Kyle Ketelsen
19 months ago

Way to go, everybody!!

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