The Maple Grove Lions recently donated $100,000 towards a future project at Central Park and also $15,000 to the recreation scholarship fund. At the regular, February meeting for the Maple Grove Parks and Recreation Board, the Maple Grove Lions Club members received recognition for their generosity.
Two large projects supported by the Lions Club donations include the picnic pavilion and the large playground at the Maple Grove Community Center. This new donation is allocated to Central Park and the specific project will be decided after the plans are finalized and construction begins.
“Central Park will be a very unique, urban gathering space for persons of all ages, we look forward to working with the Lions Club and sincerely appreciate their community support,” said Bill Lewis, Park Board vice-chair.
Other previous donations from Maple Grove Lions supported upgrades to the senior computer lab and benches for visitors in the community center. Lions Club donations have also supported teen programs and community concerts. The donation to the recreation scholarship fund will be used to help participants, with limited monthly income, to pay a reduced program fee.
“The ongoing commitment from the Lions Club to service the Maple Grove community is appreciated and the certificates are a small token of our appreciation,” said Lewis.