Greenville Park seeks donations via internet

As anyone who uses Greenville Community Park knows, the playground equipment ain’t what it used to be.

Gone are the slides and all the little fun things that make a playground structure the staple of any park. While looking for funding from various grant sources, Indian Valley Community Services District General Manager Chris Gallagher has also started a Go Fund Me campaign to help offset the costs of replacing the aging structure.

On June 14, Gallagher set up the campaign page on the fundraising website stating, “Three slides simply fell apart and had to be removed years ago; hand-welded metal fences now block the slide openings. The equipment has not met playground standards for many years.”

Gallagher stated that the goal of $25,000 on the page is to meet matching requirements from other grants. The district needs to remove the decrepit structure and its surrounding material before the installation of a new, up-to-standards structure, which also needs to be purchased. Projected costs are $49,725.

So far the district has raised only $270 for their internet efforts with only seven donors to date — though the page has been shared 203 times.

There’s no deadline on the page but typically GoFundMe campaigns last only a month or two. The title of the campaign for interested potential donors and readers is “Greenville Park Children’s Play Structure” on www.gofundme.com.