Hope’s Park & Playground Nears Completion

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Check presentation at Snake Creek Development

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $10,000 South Dakota Fund grant to the Snake Creek Development Corporation, Inc.  Funds will provide partial support to upgrade Hope’s Park and Playground located in Faulkton, South Dakota.

“This award from the South Dakota Community Foundation will allow us to finish Hope’s Park & Playground”, said Trevor Cramer, Economic Development Director, Faulkton Area Economic Development. “The last piece was voted on by the elementary students and will bring fun and enjoyment to children of all ages for years to come. We are so excited for the Faulkton Area and grateful for all the support from community members and others touched by this amazing project!”

Hope’s Park & Playground is currently being developed and is near completion in the southwest part of the community of Faulkton, SD. Funding will support the final phase of that project which is to install an age 5-12 structure on the southwest corner of that playground. The City of Faulkton is maintaining the park/playground and will continue to do so in the future. The space is already being well utilized by hospital employees and patients, caretakers, families, assisted living facility residents and daycare providers.

“The South Dakota Community Foundation is proud to partner with Snake Creek Development Corporation, Inc. as they near the completion of this very worthwhile project”, said Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “Green space is a welcome addition to any community and this area provides an opportunity for all generations to come together and take advantage of the amenities the park has to offer.”

The South Dakota Fund is an unrestricted fund that makes grants in support of culture, economic development, education, health and human services. The SDCF awards grants throughout the year to nonprofits that meet vital and diverse needs across the state. Interested applicants can learn more by visiting https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/for-nonprofits/sd-fund-grants/

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