Four local park fundraising campaigns have met their $50,000 goal to receive a $50,000 state match, and one more remains. 

Dublin has raised $50,190 to improve Wilson Park. The goal was reached days before its May 25 deadline. Funds will provide new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ground surface for the current playground equipment purchased in 2010.

New ADA-compliant equipment will be added as additional funding becomes available. For more information, call 765-478-4878.

Milton raised $50,705 before its May 18 deadline. Goals are to resurface its basketball court and add shelters, picnic tables, benches, playground equipment and landscaping. For more information, call 765-478-3818.

Cambridge City has raised $35,850 so far. Its deadline is 10 p.m. June 23. Committee members aim to make the Creitz Park inclusive to all kids and families.

Components are to include a covered two-story structure with multiple slides, climbers and other interactive pieces, lookout tower, crunch station, accessible swing sets, large and colorful xylophone, conga drums, sit/stand spinner, two spring riders, benches and an engineered wood fiber surface.

Donations can be mailed or delivered to town hall, made payable to Town of Cambridge City, at 127 N. Foote St., Cambridge City, IN 47327. “For Park Playground” should be included in the memo. Gifts also may be made online at For more information, call 765-478-3522.

East Germantown and Economy met their goals in recent weeks as well.

Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority’s CreatINg Places program is offering the matching opportunity.

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A version of this article appeared in the May 29 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.