Wyoming sets up fund to rebuild Ideal Park

Posted at 1:03 PM, Jul 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-20 13:03:50-04

WYOMING, Mich. – The City of Wyoming has set up a fund for anyone looking to help rebuild Ideal Park.

Ideal Park lost 98% of its trees and many of its structures in a tornado just over a year ago.  The cost to clear the park has already cost the city over $500,000 with another $268,000 expected in costs to finish the clearing.  The redesigned plan for the park is estimated to cost just over $3 million.  The master plan has already been approved by the City Council.

In the new plan, some of the estimated costs include a new maintenance bridge and drive ($750,000), a new restroom building ($300,000) and a new play area ($150,000).

Anyone looking to help out can send checks to the Greater Wyoming Community Resource Alliance, the city’s 501(c)3 non-profit affiliate, at 1155 28th St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509. Residents can call the Parks and Recreation office at 530.3164 to make a donation with a Visa or MasterCard.  The city says that donations will not used to fund maintenance activities.