Civic Groups, Donors Contribute $211,799 For Splash Pad At Marina Park In Titusville

By  //  May 16, 2016

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The Titusville City Council recently received a large donation from various civic groups and private donors totaling $211,799 to fund and build a splash pad at Marina Park. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA — The Titusville City Council recently received a large donation from various civic groups and private donors totaling $211,799 to fund and build a splash pad at Marina Park, located at 501 Marina Road in Titusville.

The initiative was truly a community-driven effort with donations ranging from one dollar to several thousand. In all, there were over 40 different civic organizations, churches, schools and businesses involved in raising the money.

Some of the civic organizations involved included the Kiwanis Club, both Rotary Clubs, and the “40 Days of Generosity.” The effort also received large donations and support from Health First and the Severs family of Titusville.

Mayor Jim Tulley stated that he had never seen anything like the community-led effort since he has been on the city council.

Dwight Severs pointed out that in 1932 citizens banded together to raise money to buy Sandpoint Park in a similar effort and that he was very encouraged by the generosity of the citizens working for the betterment of our community.

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Speaking about his family contribution, Severs said he wanted to give back to the community that had been so generous to him and his family, pointing out that his donation was in memory of his late son, Mathew.

Severs thanked Marcia Gaedcke of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce for her leadership and support, and thanked Titusville City Manager Scott Larese and the City Council for their efforts with the project.

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ABOVE MAP: The Titusville City Council recently received a large donation from various civic groups and private donors totaling $211,799 to fund and build a splash pad at Marina Park, located at 501 Marina Road in Titusville.


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