Diller Community Park Receives $25,000 from Exmark Big Rock Project
Exmark has donated $25,000 to the Nebraska Community Foundation, for the benefit of the Diller Community Foundation Fund. As the recipient of Exmark’s annual Big Rock Project grant, the Diller Park Improvement Committee will use the funds to renovate the playground at Diller Community Park.
According to Exmark Senior Financial Planner, Patty Kaufman, the company plans to send a group of employees to help complete the renovations as well.
“It’s really important that we involve our employees, so there’s some ownership there,” Kaufman said. “Beautification of landscapes is obviously at the core of our mission and vision for Exmark and The Toro Company.”
The funds from Exmark will fund the second zone of the planned three zone renovation. Called the Spin Zone, the area will feature equipment that children can spin on, or in. The equipment is designed to be accessible to individuals with special needs, giving all children new opportunities to play and have fun. Recycled tire material will be used as the surface for the Spin Zone, and the flat surface will enable access with wheelchairs or strollers.
Thanks to the Exmark donation, funds from the Diller Community Foundation previously slated for phase two playground improvements will now be used to fund a new walking path in Diller Park.
Exmark’s Big Rock project was founded in 2007 to preserve and beautify outdoor landscapes in need of additional resources. Since inception, the project has contributed financially and with volunteer labor to complete 14 projects within a 30-mile radius of the company’s headquarters in Beatrice, Nebraska.
The application deadline for the 2022 Big Rock program is March 31, 2022. Visit Exmark.com to learn more about the Big Rock project and all of Exmark’s giving programs.