In partnership with the city’s parks and recreation department, the Rotary Club of Scottsdale recently renovated and installed bicycle racks to two community parks.
The two park are: Rotary Park, 7959 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, and Papago Rotary Park, 7316 E. Garfield St.
The Club’s Community Service Project team, led by Rotarian Kevin Bollinger, met with city of Scottsdale Facilities Supervisor to design and plan Papago Rotary Park’s revitalization.
The following was recently completed:
- Post/chains along the street: city staff cut the posts down and capped them;
- Picnic table: the old concrete table was removed and replaced by the city;
- Playground: the city replaced the playground;
- Shelter: the city constructed a shelter covering;
- Perimeter fence: the city rebuilt the fence using plastic slats;
- The Rotary Club purchased and the city installed a Rotary bike rack.
The vast majority of the Papago Rotary Park renovation project was funded through city of Scottsdale Parks and Recreation budget, stated a press release. According to a July 17 Rotary presentation, the city paid $123,400, and the club paid $2,769.
Part of the club funding, included a $1,000 matching 2015-16 grant from Rotary International District 5510.
The club members appreciate the investment the city of Scottsdale has made to completely revitalize Papago Rotary Park, the release stated.
Rotary Club of Scottsdale members believe that biking is a great form of transportation and a great way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. To support local bikers, the Rotarians, for the past two years have donated and installed new bike racks for residents and visitors to use at Scottsdale’s Papago and Scottsdale Rotary Parks.
The blue bike rack with the international Rotary wheel logo, is a unique, functional piece of street art, the release stated. It welcomes people on bikes and provides them a secure, convenient place to park.
The Rotary Club of Scottsdale uses the Scottsdale Rotary Park for outdoor socials held in April and September annually. Rotary High School Interact Clubs use the parks for community service projects and socials. The Rotarians sponsor Barker Keystone, Chaparral, Scottsdale Preparatory and Coronado High School Interact Clubs – as well as, Scottsdale’s Sister Cities Youth Committee.
For more information about Rotary Club of Scottsdale visit www.scottsdalerotary.org.
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