Evjue Foundations Awards $50,000 to Two City of Madison’s Splash Parks Projects

December 18, 2013

The Madison Parks Foundation received a $50,000 grant award from the Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times, for the construction of splash parks at Reindahl and Elver Parks. The Evjue Foundation provides funds derived from the profits of The Capital Times to many educational, cultural, and charitable causes that add so much to the quality of life in Madison and Dane County.
Plans are underway for two splash parks in Madison. The Splash Parks at Reindahl and Elver parks will include splash areas for toddlers, teens and families. The splash parks will be a free and fun way for families to cool off in the warm summer months.
"The Evjue Foundation is well known for its philanthropy in the community," says Stephanie Franklin, Executive Director of the Madison Parks Foundation. "We are thrilled to have the two splash parks benefit from their inspiring generosity."
Located at 1818 Portage Road on the far east side just off East Washington Avenue, Reindahl Park is home to a major soccer complex, reservable shelter, playground, basketball court, community gardens and tennis courts. The splash park is among several new improvements planned by the City of Madison, including athletic facility enhancements and new shelter landscaping.
Elver Park is one of Madison’s crown-jewel parks and the largest in the city. Located on the southwest side at 1250 McKenna Boulevard, Elver is easily accessible for area neighborhoods as well as visitors who flock there to enjoy the playground, softball and soccer fields, and disc golf course in the summer, and the sledding hill, lighted cross-country ski trail and ice rinks in winter.
"Madison Parks is excited to offer kids and families more ways to stay cool during the summer," says Kevin Briski, City of Madison Parks Superintendent. "Spray parks are a wonderful complement to our public beaches and Goodman Pool."

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