Beloit Parks and Recreation receives signage grant

BELOIT – The Beloit Parks and Recreation received a Chautauqua Park signage grant during the Strategic Doing award ceremony recognizing entities to receive grants from the Solomon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) via the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and local donations in Beloit.

Parks Director Lynn Miller made a request for a beautification project to make a cohesive signage plan throughout the park.  The first part of the plan is to provide educational signage for approximately 50 different species of trees in the park.  The signs will identify the tree, common name, Latin name, identifying characteristics and even a picture silhouette of the tree (in case you are looking during the winter).  This will provide an educational component for visitors to the park.

The next step is to provide signage markers at the 18 holes of the Disc Golf Course.  Chautauqua Park is one of the only Disc Golf Courses around and it is used often.  A State Disc Golf Tournament also takes place every summer. 

The grant request showed a collaboration between the City of Beloit, Beloit Tree Board, Master Gardeners, Post Rock Extension District and the Disc Golf Club. 


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