Hope in Action is a group of individuals motivated by their faith values to enact changes in the City of Clinton to improve the lives of all citizens. The ultimate goal is to strive to eliminate the racism, classism, and social injustices that exist in society. Our present project is to have a public, handicap accessible restroom installed in Clinton Park located on South 4thStreet across from the Clinton Fire Station.
In addition to City funding and grant applications, we are running several fundraisers in order to accumulate the funds necessary to complete this project. The addition of this restroom facility will enable both physically and intellectually disabled people to enjoy the park area without having to compromise safety. Having a neighborhood park that can be enjoyed by everyone will enhance the community morale by providing a place for play, sports, and events.
The businesses surrounding the park and the downtown area will also benefit as many downtown area stores do not have a restroom available to the public. Having a public restroom in close proximity to the downtown area will give store owners a place to direct shoppers and people coming in asking to use their facilities.
The history of Clinton Park, one of the city's original parks, can be traced as far back as the 1890-1900 Clinton County Platt book. The Clinton Parks and Recreation Department, on the current City of Clinton website, names Clinton Park as one of the five (5) existing parks that are part of Clinton's "rich historic legacy." For more than a centruy this park has provided a place of respite and recreation for the citizens of Clinton and their visitors. Currently the park boasts ample shade, a modest shelter house, a newly renovated playground, and a basketball court. The park is in close proximity to a school, sveral houses of worship, downtown businesses, and a residential area which is densely populated. People of all ages make use of the park's amenities and community events are also occasionally held in the park.
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As noted above, we are currently raising funds to complete this project. Hope in Action would like to ask you to come on board with us in making Clinton Park a more beneficial place for the entire neighborhood. Your donation will help provide funding to complete the facility and make a positive difference for the citizens of Clinton.