Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy, Community economic development
Community Development: General
Summary: Park Informational Kiosk showcasing our local community and its history, trail system, and local Rotary Club.
Our town of Cherokee, Iowa has recently been developing a trail system meant to promote outdoor recreation and fitness, and provide safe areas for these activities. This trail system recently obtained land which is to be used as a park with more trails, a nature habitat, and areas for outdoor learning. Our project involves adding a central informational kiosk with trail maps, programming notices, community history, plant and wildlife details, and a section showcasing our local Rotary Club. This kiosk would serve as the central instructive point for the trails and park system. This park is historically significant as it was advertised as having healing magnetic waters in the past, and many people would visit and stay in Cherokee to partake in this process. This park will be known as Magnetic Park to pay homage to its past, and the kiosk will help celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Cherokee Rotary Club. Cherokee Rotary will work with local businesses to design and produce the informational panels. Local Rotarians will provide engineering for the project and at least 10 people and their labor to handle construction duties. We will need to purchase significant building materials to complete this project and pay for the design and production of informational panels. The kiosk posts are 3.5" diameter round steel - the sign panel is made of two aluminum boxes attached to a steel plate between them. The roof is going to a rolled piece of steel. All pieces are powdercoated to match the colors of the existing trail signage.
The kiosk is expected to be completed within the next 6 months.
This project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the club signature process. This process gets started on the administration page.