Curry Coast Community Radio KCIW celebrated its adoption of the Bankus Fountain Park, located at the corner of Chetco Avenue and 5th Street in the former Ray’s Food Place parking lot, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
KCIW is the second of two members of the City of Brookings Adopt-a-Park program, which prompts local organizations to take on the responsibility of cleaning and maintaining City Parks.
“Bankus Fountain Park is a fantastic area in the center of town, and the City of Brookings is honored and very excited that KCIW has adopted this park. They have been doing a tremendous job keeping up this area, making it a centerpiece we all can enjoy,” City Manager Janell Howard said.
Officially adopting the park in August of 2017, KCIW volunteers have met from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm every Tuesday afternoon since then to clean up trash, pull weeds, and beautify the park which includes a water feature, the Brookings bus stop, a Lions Club ‘Kans 4 Kids’ drop-off point, and a variety of plants and trees.
Tom Bozack, Curry Coast Community Radio Board Chair, noted Tuesday afternoons at Bankus Park are a good opportunity for KCIW volunteers to get outdoors and meet with friends while helping beautify the park. KCIW appreciates the City's Adopt-A-Park program as a way to partner with the City and contribute to the community.
Regular KCIW volunteers include Tom and Linda Bozack, Rose Mantle, Carl Sandstrom, and Dane Tippman.