HCCF supports playgrounds all around Harrison County

Tyler Best
March 3, 2023 / 5 mins read

Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is proud to provide significant grant funding toward multiple playground projects being renovated this spring and summer for kids and families throughout the county. This is part of HCCF’s ongoing commitment to making Harrison County a great community to live, work, and raise a family. "Our Board of Directors is excited to fund these playgrounds," said Julie Moorman, President & CEO of HCCF. “The goal for these spaces is to provide children with opportunities for play, exercise, and enjoyment for many years to come.”

One of these projects is the North Harrison Elementary School playground which will include new playground equipment to replace the over 20-year-old previous equipment. HCCF has provided a $127,839 grant and North Harrison Community School Corporation will provide resources and support for the renovation. This playground serves not only the school but also as a community park on evenings and weekends. The new equipment has arrived, and installation is slated for completion in spring 2023.

HCCF also awarded a $1 million grant to Harrison County Parks Department for multiple playground projects at county parks. Part of this grant funding will be used to improve playgrounds at two separate Buffalo Trace Park sites in Palmyra and the playground at Gresham Park in Lanesville. This large grant will also help fund the new Possibility Playground at Hayswood Park, an inclusive playground that will provide equal opportunity for significant play to all children, regardless of their abilities. HCCF acknowledged that large-scale projects like the Possibility Playground require multiple partners to come together. Moorman recognized the Harrison County Council, Commissioners, Parks Department, Prosecutor's Office, and other partners.

The Foundation has a strong history of providing support for playgrounds since its inception. The following playgrounds have been funded by HCCF in the past: Lanesville Elementary School, Corydon Intermediate School, St. John's Lutheran School, YMCA of Harrison County, Lincoln Hills Development Corporation Village of Corydon Apartments, Trinity Assembly of God, and Heth Washington Elementary School. HCCF is proud to continue this legacy of offering excellent playgrounds for the children of Harrison County.