A new community playground will be built early this summer directly north of the Sturgeon Bay YMCA program center in the Y’s Peterson Park. The Door County YMCA will partner with Kaboom, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Planning for the playground will begin in the late winter and a team from Kaboom will host a design day event with members of the community, from adults to children, who will gather to develop the theme for the playground.
Primary funding for the play area will be provided by way of a special gift from Baylake Bank. An additional gift to assist in the completion of the $100,000 playground project was provided by Errico and Patrizia Auricchio, friends and neighbors of the Petersons. The Raibrook Foundation will also provide support for the playground project.