Caring council strives to get park upgrades

Group working to get upgrades on park
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

KENNETT, MO (KAIT) - The Dunklin County Caring Council wants residents of Kennett to attend a meeting Thursday night concerning park upgrades.

The Healthy Communities Coordinator Hillary Burton said the Willoughby Park is the most used park in the town.

She said it has not been upgraded in years.

After receiving a Healthy School Healthy Community grant, they want to make upgrades to accommodate children of all ages and to make it more visitor friendly.

They hope to get more bleachers at the ball field, install water fountains and refurbish the walking trail and the basketball court.

"For a really long time people have expressed that they would like to see more, and so we want to encourage people to continue to come out here and also maybe people who don't come out here as much to come out," Burton said.

The council will submit their plan for upgrades to the Missouri Foundation for Health once they hear what residents want.

They encourage everyone to come Thursday at 6 p.m. to the Dunklin County Caring Council on 313 Kennett Street.

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