Brainerd Splash Pad, which is preparing for a 2018 build in
Gregory Park, hosted a BBQ Fundraiser at the park on Saturday,
June 24, 2017.
The Gregory Park fundraiser was a
positive community event and featured activities such as face
painting, bags toss, a dunk tank, and raffle prizes donated by
several Brainerd Lakes businesses. The lunch was served by Big
Bob’s Backyard BBQ with sponsor help from Cub Foods, Costco,
Country Hearth Breads, Pepsi, Frito-Lay, Culver's, Target, and
Raffle prizes ranged from family beach toys to
services such as tattoo work. I didn’t win a prize but I was
happy to donate to a great, community project!
some cloudy conditions and a few raindrops, the event was a
success with over $2,300 dollars raised and all food sold-out!
The goal for the Brainerd Splash Pad is to raise $400,000.00
total and the fundraising efforts, coordinated by The Initiate
Foundation of Little Falls, are set to take place all summer
Gregory Park is in the center of Brainerd, MN
and covers 11 acres with current features such as 2
playgrounds, 5 tennis courts, 2 pickle ball courts, 1
basketball court, a gazebo, ice skating rink in the winter,
and a town favorite – the giant fountain!
The Splash Pad is set to be built in the
Southeast corner of the park between the playground and the
fountain. The Splash Pad has a proposed design, but
suggestions are being taken.
View some fun event
pictures below and check out the official Brainerd Splash Pad
website for more details and ways to help!
Splash Pad Facebook Page