AP NEWS

Proposed splashpad seeks crowdfunding: Ludington Lake Jump to benefit project

March 1, 2019

The splashpad proposed to be installed in Ludington’s Copeyon Park has a crowdfunding campaign through Patronicity, and if it reaches its goal of $50,000 by April 27, the project will win a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The splashpad would be a 3,000-square-foot outdoor play area open for public use. It would include 12 water jets and three water cannons. It would also be designed to be universally accessible.

As part of the campaign, the money raised from the 20th annual Ludington Lake Jump Fundraiser on April 13 will also benefit the splashpad, contributing to the $50,000 goal, said Stephanie Reed, chairman of the Ludington Splashpad Committee.

Reed said she feels honored that the splashpad project has been chosen as the beneficiary of the annual event in which people jump into Lake Michigan at Stearns Park beach.

“It’s the 20th year of the Lake Jump, and I think that’s a big deal. I’m excited the splashpad is the beneficiary this year,” Reed told the Daily News, adding, “I’m hoping for a lot of kids to jump to show they want a splashpad in our community.”

To donate directly to the crowdfunding campaign, visit www.patronicity.com/lsp. To register to participate in the Lake Jump and to pledge a donation, visit www.lakejump.org. Either way, the funds will count toward the $50,000 goal, according to Reed.

To read the full story, check out the print or E-edition of Thursday’s Ludington Daily News.