Over 950 people had a unique reason to donate to Build a Park at 517. This is one family's story.
Oconomowoc tragically lost one of its best and brightest when Dr. Ben Larsen drowned while swimming near the Oconomowoc dam on October 10th. Dr. Larsen, who dedicated his life to working with the elderly, was also a proponent of the Build a Park at 517 movement. This is Ben's story and his connection to the movement.
Let's build a park in Ben's memory and for the future Ben's of our community.
Video Created By: Terry Kaldhusdal
WE DID IT!
The community has met the goal to purchase 517 N. Lake Road. Over 950 people donated to make this happen. The new park will be named the John and Lavinia Rockwell Park. Fundraising will continue for the purpose of developing the park. A not-for-profit organization, Friends of Oconomowoc Parks and Trails, Inc. has been created to support this project and other park and trail projects. If you would like to donate to the development of the future park please send donations specifying the Rockwell Park in the check memo line to:
Friends of Oconomowoc Parks and Trails, Inc.
PO Box 903
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
All donations are eligible for a tax donation.
Again...a huge THANK YOU to this amazing community of donors, businesses and volunteers who helped to make this happen. We live in the best community and this could not have happened without all of you!
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GREAT COMMUNITY ACCOMPLISHMENT!
International Museum of the Baroque
To bring the community together to raise the money needed to purchase 517 N. Lake Road for a legacy park that will be used for generations. We believe this park will add to the character that makes Oconomowoc so special by providing a green space to improve our community – whether to watch sunsets, portage between lakes, fishing, or just relax when walking around Fowler Lake.
Thank You to all of our Local Businesses
for their Generous Donations!
Wisconsin Equine Clinic & Hospital
Cherry Hill Veterinary Clinic
Lake Country Dog
Summit Venture Group
Williamson Family Dentistry
The Little Pineapple, LLC
Will Edwards State Farm
American Transmission Company
Shakespeare Wealth Management
Oconomowoc Women’s Club
John S. Rockwell #721 Questers
Johnson Design, Inc