MILFORD — Waubee Lake Park is a summer destination for many families who reside in and around the Milford area. Owned by the town of Milford, the park offers a place for families to enjoy the shores of Waubee Lake, complete with a public beach supervised by lifeguards.
However, the playground equipment at the park is in need of updating. That need will soon become a reality, thanks to a two-to-one matching grant of up to $40,000 from the K21 Health Foundation. The match means for every dollar the town raises toward the approximately $67,000 project cost, K21 will match it with two.
“K21 is excited about helping the town of Milford to update the playground at Waubee Lake,” said K21 president and CEO Rich Haddad. “We want to see that every citizen in Kosciusko County has the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful community and the activities it offers. It is great to see many communities in our county taking action to make this possible, and we applaud and support that effort.”
“The current equipment at the park is decades old,” said Milford Clerk Treasurer Joellen Free. “We want to replace it with new updated equipment and ground cover so that our youngest citizens have the maximum amount of fun and activity in a safe place when they come to the park to play. We hope the citizens and businesses in Milford will see the benefit of the new equipment and help us raise the dollars we need.”
For more information about the renovation of Waubee Lake Park or to make a donation, contact Free at (574) 658-4519. For more information about the K21 Health Foundation, call (574) 269-5188 or visit www.k21foundation.org.