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Fisher Park water fountain
New water fountain at Fisher Park encourages active community

Thanks to the partnership between Hilltop Neighborhood Association and Rosedale Development Association, a water fountain and a water spigot have been installed at Fisher Park.

The water fountain is a result of community members coming together to provide Rosedale kids and families with drinking water. Hilltop Neighborhood Association and RDA partnered to raise the funds for fountain installation, and the Parks and Recreation Department of the Unified Government provided the fountain itself. Funders included the Neighborhoods Rising Fund, Community Health Council of Wyandotte County and the Wyandotte County Parks Foundation.

Fisher Park Water spigotNot only will the new water fountain help park users stay hydrated and active, but it also opens the door for another new addition to the park. A water spigot has been installed, allowing RDA to partner with the Giving Grove to plant a small fruit tree orchard in Fisher Park this spring. In 2019, the orchard will begin bearing apples, pears, and jujubes. The trees will help to manage excess storm water that washes through the park by capturing the water and storing it in the ground.

In addition to providing water to park goers, the water fountain will provide water to volunteers during the Rozarks trails workdays.

Fisher Park has also been chosen to be part of the Healthy Parks Initiative, which invites groups of community members to start walking groups and develop projects for park beautification and improvement.

How to get involved:
• Become a fruit tree steward and learn how to care for the fruit trees
• Help maintain the Rozarks trails by attending volunteer work days at 9 a.m. on April 23 or May 28 at Fisher Park. No experience required.
• Join the Fisher Park Walking Group and be a part of making Fisher Park even better

Learn more about all of the opportunities by contacting Erin at (913)-677-5097 or email erin@rosedale.org