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We did it! Stillwater’s Mya’s Promise receives $25,000 grant

Released:Sep 25, 2019

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Sept. 25, 2019) – Way to go, Stillwater! Thanks to the community, Stillwater’s Strickland Park will receive $25,000 in grant funds for the addition of a fully accessible shelter and restroom, as part of the Mya’s Promise PlayAbility Project.

The grant is funded by the State Farm Neighborhood Assistance Program and awarded to Mya’s Promise. The PlayAbility Project was one of 200 finalists and selected as a Top 40 Project by a nation-wide public vote held in August.

“All of our online voting resulted in a win,” Amy Dzialowski, board president of Mya’s Promise and city councilor, said. “We’re so grateful for all the time and effort our community put in, and we can’t wait to continue our collaboration with the City of Stillwater and Stillwater Makes a Change students to make Strickland Park an inclusive place for everyone.”

The grant will fund restroom and shelter improvements such as repairs, new roofing, the purchase of accessible picnic tables and other structural renovations. Currently, installation of a new playground and an accessible play area are underway.

Learn more about ongoing Strickland Park projects at http://stillwater.org/page/home/government/current-projects/park-projects.

Go to myaspromise.org to learn more about the organization’s plans.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


VOTE NOW: Fund a fully accessible Strickland Park

ANNOUNCEMENT

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Aug. 14, 2019) – Online voting is now open for a State Farm grant to fund a fully accessible shelter and restroom at Strickland Park, 300 S. Main Street, and the community is calling on residents to participate. Vote online up to 10 times each day now until Aug. 23 at https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2023592.

Stillwater is one of 200 finalists competing for State Farm’s grant and needs as many votes as possible to secure a position as a Top 40 Project.

Contact Councilor Dzialowski at councilordzialowski@stillwater.org for questions regarding this grant.

Find more information on this project at myaspromise.org.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.


Vote to fund a fully accessible Strickland Park beginning Aug. 14

MEDIA RELEASE

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Aug. 8, 2019) – Community partners, including the City of Stillwater, Mya’s Promise and Stillwater Makes a Change (SMAC), are calling for residents’ help to get a grant from State Farm to provide an accessible shelter and restroom at Strickland Park, 300 S. Main Street. In order to receive the $25,000 grant, Stillwater is relying on public votes submitted online at https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2023592. Voting opens Aug. 14 and closes Aug. 23.

Funds from the grant would allow the City to further expand on the ongoing PlayAbility Project at Strickland Park. The grant would allow for restroom and shelter improvements such as repairs, new roofing, the purchase of accessible picnic tables and other structural renovations.

“We are asking all citizens, students, churches, and civic organizations to encourage their members to go to the website and vote for this project,” City Manager Norman McNickle said. “This is an important quality of life project for our community.”

The park is undergoing several improvements. Phase One, which is still under construction,  includes the installation of a new playground,  and Phase Two will include a new inclusive and accessible play area and community gathering place.

“Our community has come together over the last year to fund the purchase of adaptive playground equipment for the PlayAbility Project at Strickland Park. However, no funds are available for accessibility improvements to the existing shelter and restroom facility,” City Councilor Amy Dzialowski Said. “With the added amenities of an accessible, improved shelter and restroom facility, it will truly become a place for people of all ages and abilities to play, stay awhile and make new friends.”

Stillwater is one of 200 finalists competing for State Farm’s grant and needs as many votes as possible to secure a position as a Top 40 Project.

Contact Councilor Dzialowski at councilordzialowski@stillwater.org for questions regarding this grant.

Find more information on this project at myaspromise.org.

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For media inquiries, contact the Department of Marketing and Civic Engagement at 405.742.8219 or email news@stillwater.org.

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