Pocket Park and Community Build of Willow Park

Willow Park will be the newest pocket park located in Rapid City, SD on the corner of Lemmon Avenue and Monroe. This open space was once a park many years ago, but over the years the park equipment deteriorated and was removed. With the increase of children in the neighborhood, and its proximity to schools and other kid oriented organizations it is apparent to the residents they needed to create something to keep the children safe.
Thanks to supporting donations and grants, the committee has raised enough funds to allow the committee to order the play structure equipment that will be installed on July 26th, 2014. The park is going to be built by the community for the community.
Willow Park will be a safe place for young adults, children and families to enjoy, stay healthy, and be apart of the growth and future developments of our community. Willow Park will promote healthy habits, increase physical activity, renew self-identity, and belonging as an antidote to social alienation, vandalism, and violence.
NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources and the Willow Park Committee are requesting your help to make this project a reality. There are a number of ways you can get involved.
• Form a team to help build the park on July 26th, 2014
• Donate materials or funds for construction of the playground
• Volunteer labor to assist with construction
NeighborWorks Dakota Home Resources is a 501c(3) and donations for Willow Park are tax deductible. Please contact Stephany at 605-923-6007 or 605-381-8602 for more information. Thank you in advance for your support of Willow Park.

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2014 Great Black Hills Duck Race Volunteer Opportunity

The Great Black Hills Duck Race is a 25-year tradition in the hills. It’s a fund raising event for the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), more than 18,000 rubber ducks are dropped into Rapid Creek from the bridge on West Main Street and race to the finish at Memorial Park about a mile and a half away.

 CMN is looking for volunteers for the following positions:

 -Creek Walkers: (age 16 +) are needed to help retrieve the ducks from the water Race will start at Rapid Creek near, McDonalds at 2223 West Main St at 2:00PM Ducks will be dropped 2:00PM so volunteers need to be in place at 1:30PM for the briefing.

 -Duck Sellers: (please contact SrA Ocampo for details)

 Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) helps area children get the medical care and attention they need. CMN is a program of the Rapid City Regional Hospital that works to fund medical equipment, services and programs for ill and injured children in the area. In-school safety programs, a pediatric emergency transportation fund, and special equipment purchases are just a few of the many ways CMN and you help make medical miracles happen.

 One hundred percent of the money raised through special events, such as the Duck Race, goes to children’s services at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

 If you have any questions, please contact SrA Ocampo at 385-1729 for details.