Selness speaks to Kiwanis P.M. Club about MEGA-10 Park

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Kiwanis P.M. President Kenny Lamb presented its annual check to Parks and Recreation Director Anne Selness for the West End Park for building or repairs.

The Kiwanis P.M. meeting was held on Wednesday at O’Hungry’s. President Kenny Lamb call the meeting to order at 7 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance and a moment of Silence. We welcomed the newest member, Peggy Lamb, with a round of applause. Rose Wagner introduced the guest speaker Anne Selness.

Selness presented the plans for the MEGA-10 Park renovation. This will be the park in town your children will beg to go visit. Plans for the new playground include a fitness area with a climbing wall, new equipment and a zip line. There will be a Children’s Discovery garden with plants of many colors, smells and feel. Students at Woodbury School will be painting the pickets that will surround the garden, and there is a plan to landscape the caboose area.

Selness pointed out that area businesses, organizations and individuals have stepped up to the plate help fund this project. The Iowa Valley Leadership class of 2017 has taken on this project and will host several fundraisers. There are several ways for citizens to become donors, including buying a picket for the students at Woodbury to paint. All money raised will be combined with funds that the former Park and Rec director Terri Gray had started.

Selness is working on a 5-10 year Master Plan for Marshalltown’s parks. In this plan will be up-grades to the West End Park’s tennis courts and restrooms that will further enhance the 13th Street area.

The next meeting of the Kiwanis P.M. will be a board meeting at Pizza Ranch on Feb. 8.