Sun Prairie Parks Friends (2020)

Sun Prairie Parks Friends (SPPF) Inc. recently announced it has raised the funds as part of an agreement with the City of Sun Prairie to construct an expansion of the pickleball courts at Wyndham Hills Park.

SPPF needed to raise $60,000 in matching funds to allow for construction of the expansion.

“We are excited to announce that we not only raised the $60,000 for the four court expansion, but as of today have raised $76,000,” remarked Jonathan Stevens, SPPF president, in a press release.

Representatives of SPPF and the Friends of Wyndham Hills Pickleball Community are working with the City of Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department to add other improvements, include a courtyard with picnic tables, benches, and shade structures to allow for gatherings during events. Other improvements that the city may add include lighting and a solar charging station.

The anticipated schedule is to complete plans and receive final city approval between now and December.

Following approval, the city will bid the project, select a construction contractor, and the contractor will construct the project.

The plan is to break ground in March and complete the project in late May or early Jun 2022.

SPPF is continuing to take donations through Nov. 30 for the project. Visit www.parksfriends.org for more information.

SPPF was formed in December 2020 to support the City of Sun Prairie Park system through volunteering, financial contributions, advocacy, and collaboration.. SPPF also assists in the preservation and improvement of recreational opportunities, land, ecosystems, structures, and equipment within City of Sun Prairie parks.

SPPF supports and cares for city parks by assisting with park planning and development, capital project support, programming and events, fundraising, assisting with grant acquisition, and with the purchase of equipment and supplies for all parks in the city.

To support its mission, SPPF has also assisted the City of Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department with park maintenance and improvements.

The SPPF’s next event is a community playground build in cooperation with the city scheduled for Friday, Oct. 1 to help construct a new playground to make this project possible. Please sign up on SPPF website for a shift for this project.

More information is available at www.parksfriends.org.

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