Event Title: Picnic in the Park

Date: 06-11-2023

Time: 11:30 am - 1 pm

Calling all area kids! We need your help to build a playground in Mobridge that you will love.

An inclusive space for all Mobridge youth

As part of the Mobridge Parks and Recreation Connectivity Plan passed by the City Council in February 2023, Mobridge Community Development Corporation and the City of Mobridge committed to creating “a new inclusive playground system and independent elements at the east municipal play park with a placemaking design inspired by Mobridge’s unique history and culture.”

On May 9, 2023, The Wellmark Foundation reached out to provide $100,000 in matching funds for the project. “We are so excited to partner with The Wellmark Foundation to provide an updated park where youth in Mobridge–and especially in our southeast neighborhood–can enjoy safe, active play,” said MCDC Board President Haden Merkel in a press release about the matching grant.

This webpage is meant to provide resources to community members who would like to get involved and to know more about what has been done so far and our plans for the future of this project.

How to Get Involved Online

We invite all area youth to complete our ‘Pick Your Park’ game-style survey to help us understand the best equipment for us to purchase.

We will be posting a general survey for community adults to identify current use patterns and public perceptions of the east play park here by May 15th.

Please feel free to reach out to us by email directly at hello@mobridgecdc.org if you have any questions, or concerns, or would like to help us make this park the best it can be.

How to Get Involved In Person

MCDC will be hosting five community events at the East Play Park between May 15 and August 15 in order to get as much community feedback and participation as possible on this project.

Events at East Play Park This Summer:

Thursday, May 18 | 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Family Grill-Out and Community Playdate

Monday, May 29 | 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Patriotism in the Park

Sunday, June 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Picnic in the Park

Saturday, July 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Community Watermelon Feed

Friday, August 11 | Time TBD

Koolaid Bar & PIG Competition

For more information on any of these activities, please feel free to call or text Haden at 605-848-9048.

How to Donate

Every donation makes a difference and will be doubled by The Wellmark Foundation—we accept and appreciate all gifts, no matter the size. That said, we are taking a page out of Bismarck Parks and Recreation’s playbook for this project and will install a permanent donor board like the one below on-site at the park in honor of those who provide donations of $1,000 or more to help us meet our $100,000 matching requirement by August 15 with in-kind or financial support. Donor levels are listed below. Please contact Haden at 605-848-9048 if you are interested in learning more about our fundraising efforts or making a donation.

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