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Green officials just launched an ambitious campaign to raise money without the
city's help, in an effort to repair a 47-year-old building.
say the current layout for the Bowling Green Wintergarden Park Nature Center isn't
cutting it anymore.
no insulation in the ceiling or walls. The flooring is 47 years old. The
cabinets are 47 years old. The fireplace is cracked," said Dr. Michelle
Grigore, director of Parks and Recreation.
they're asking for the community's help to raise $250,000 to renovate the
center, which is often used as a meeting up for park visitors and educational
programs for children.
number one complaint is the outdoor bathroom, the only one available in all 108
acres of the park. When the nature center is closed, no one can get in to use
build a free-standing unisex restroom that will be open anytime the park is
open…really, that's the number one need," Grigore said.
plans also call for a new kitchen, fireplace, and much-needed insulation.
Parents say they want to see more space for children's programming.
room for the kinds of things she does with our kids," said Heather Kramer, a
parent. "It would be awesome to see that happen, for her to be able to grow the
program and have access to all types of materials that maybe she would want to
challenge is finding the money to make it happen. Grigore says they are not
asking for funding from the city because, "We've had the same money for 13
years, so my budget is really stretched."
BG Community Foundation will help raise the money to make the plans a reality.