Park Hours 6 AM – 9:00 PM
April 1 through Labor Day
The park is located at the corner of Logan Street and Western Avenue
Saturday April 2, 2016 The play structures at the park were removed.
We are raising funds to apply for matching grants that hopefully will allow us to increase our funds raised greatly. When we reach a point that we can confidently move forward with a purchase of a new play structure we will do so. This is not a quick procedure, the grant process takes a lot of time. Please understand this as we are moving forward. Hanna Park in Wabash took approximately a year before purchasing began.
THE BASEBALL DIAMOND WILL NOT BE FOCUSED ON AT THIS TIME.
If a baseball league would like to utilize the ball diamond, it will be between them and the town to bring this space up to regulation standards.
The park committee is working with the La Fontaine Lion's Club and Wabash Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Development Class to raise funds to renovate our town's park. MSD of Wabash County has donated 3 different pieces from the La Fontaine Elementary School. One of the pieces we will not be permitted to install due to safety standards. The other two structures we will do our best to raise the funds to uproot, transfer, install, and meet playground safety standards. It is our goal to remove the outdated existing park play structures, replace them with newer safer equipment, and provide adequate ground cover as to meet current playground safety standards. The project will be funded by public donation and grants.
Summertime Fun, 2016
Update as of September 7, 2016
The donated structures from the La Fontaine Elementary School have been transferred to the Cook-Crumley Park. They still need to be completely installed and the ground cover added before they can be used.
Please follow us at www.facebook.com/La Fontaine Park/ for current updates.
Estimated Park Quotes
- Playground Equipment $75,000
2-12 Year Old Play Structure
3 Bay 8' Traditional Swing (2 Infant Full Bucket Swings & 4 Belt)
(2) Spring Bouncers
2-12 Year Old Vehicle Climber
Play Panel Wall
(2) Park Benches
(3) Picnic Tables
Ground over options: Engineered Wood Fiber Mulch, Safety Tiles, Poured Rubber Surfacing. This heavily influences the expense and maintenance.
- Fence $9,000
100' of 4' Chain Link along 1st Base Line
4' Wood Privacy Fence along Property Line & Drive Way
Vinyl 3 Rail Split Fence between Driveway/Parking and the Playground
- Asphalt Drive/Picnic $39,000
Asphalt the Driveway, the Parking Lot, create a sidewalk behind the 1st baseline dugout running parallel to driveway, and underneath the picnic area along the 1st baseline.
Some people have asked about a Concession Stand, Pavilion, Restrooms.
There is no sewage in the park currently, the water line needs replaced, and we have not sought quotes on this currently.
Some of our fundraisers past and current:
2013, 2014, & 2015 Lemonade Stand at Ashland Days Festival
2014 La Fontaine Lion's Club Tenderloin Dinner
2015 La Fontaine United Methodist Church and La Fontaine Christian Church Hosted a Halloween Party with Chili Dinner
2016 Chili Dinner & Silent Auction
2016 Mailed letter for donations to local businesses.
2016 Southwood Elementary hosted Penny Wars
2016 La Fontaine Lion's Easter Breakfast Donation
Rummage Sale by Idris Khrin, Rita Miller, and Bonnie Corn
If you have services that you would like to donate please notify the committee at one of the meetings what you have to offer.
|Please make tax deductible donations of $250.00 or more to:||Please make non-tax deductible donations of less than $250.00 to:|
We are applying for several grants to aid in raising the funds.
The park land was donated in the 1968 by the Cook-Crumley families.
Soon after the town acquired the land the Liberty-La Fontaine Fire Department built many of the play structures that are currently there. It had an area that they could flood and freeze into an ice skating rink, had picnic tables, a pavilion, basketball goal, asphalt driveway and metal pipe play structures. Due to vandalism much of the equipment was removed in the 1980's.
The ball diamond was on the South East corner with bleachers built into the South hill and relocated to it's current location.
There was a residential Swingsets, Inc. wood play structure installed maybe around 2000.
Due to budget cuts around 2010-2015 the park had not been a priority and had fallen into disrepair.
August 2014, the LaFontaine Lion's Club lead volunteers to repair the wood structure to secure it for a little longer.
Summer 2015, The Metro Baseball League brought baseball back to LaFontaine to utilize the ball diamond and park.
October 2015, The insurance representative was requesting most of the wood play structure to be removed due to vandalism and decay.
April 2, 2016 We will remove all the play structures in the park to prepare for the future install of newer playground equipment.
Thank you for helping us improve the future of our town for the children!