Posted on Sep 05, 2023
The Rotary Club of Fairbanks is wrapping up a multi-year, $500,000 project that will result in one of the largest public playgrounds in Fairbanks. Read on to discover how this came about...
Rotary Club of Fairbanks received several D5010 grants for this project, as well as some considerable private fundraising. They also received several grants, including one from the Rasmuson Foundation; Bill Stroecker Foundation; and Tanana Valley Youth Sports Foundation. 
The project, called Rotary Pathway Playground at Tanana Lakes Recreation Area, was the number one project for past President Kate Ripley during her term as president in 2022-23. They are on track to wrap it up for a ribbon cutting in early October. The project when finished will include 7 pods of play equipment, a paved pathway connecting all of them together, and sponsored benches for parents and caregivers to be able to sit and watch their little ones play. A donor wall thanking all of our terrific in-kind and cash donors will be featured at the site. which is located across from a popular "swim beach" at the rec area.
When completed the Rotary Club of Fairbanks will turn it over to the Fairbanks North Star Borough.