Punta Gorda Central Park – Rotary Service Project



The Punta Gorda Town Council in conjunction with the Toledo Cacao Festival is in the process of refurbishing the Town’s Central Park.  The majority of the project is being funded by donations from local individuals and businesses.  Project plans include filling low muddy areas, reseeding with grass, building a new children’s playground, landscaping, and construction of a shady area in front of the stage, picnic tables, new lighting and new sidewalks. 


The Rotary Club of Punta Gorda has agreed to provide much of the labor for the project. On 23 and 30 August, club members were out in force with shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows, grading the new fill areas. As the project progresses, we expect to assist with planting grass, landscaping and painting.  This service project will not cost the Club anything as all materials will be provided by donations.  This service project may be our clubs first in Toledo.  While not costing anything, it will have good public visibility, demonstrating how our new Rotary Club is helping the community.  


The Rotary Club of Punta Gorda also held a BBQ sale at the park on 23 August, and it was a great success! Thanks to everyone who supported the Rotary Club of Punta Gorda!