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Donate Now: Melanie Jan LaPlant Dressel Park (Melanie’s Park)

FWDA’s  “Parks on the Foss” initiative is currently raising $11.5M for the construction of two new parks along the Thea Foss Waterway. Melanie’s Park will be a family friendly play park that will be easily accessed on foot from downtown via the 15th Street Bridge or the 11th Street Bridge elevator and stairs.  This ¾ acre park is designed for all ages to offer families, visitors, residents, downtown employees and the young-at-heart to connect with the many rhythms of the Thea Foss Waterway. 

– Foss Waterway Development Authority


If you would like to support the Waterway Park or the development of both parks, please donate here.