Handicapped Swing In Gunn Park

The new swing is provided for handicapped individuals by the Kiwanis Club of Fort Scott Pioneers. Photo taken on Nov. 6.

The Kiwanis Club of Fort Scott Pioneers’ donation of a handicapped swing placement in Gunn Park is nearly completed.

Gunn Park is the largest public park in Fort Scott and is located on the west side of the city, off of Park Avenue.

“The one-size-fits-most swing offers a unique opportunity for area children and families to engage in healthy outdoor play together and help youth to develop a variety of physical and social skills,” Kellye Collins, spokeswoman for the club said.

The location is north of Shelter House No. 3 near the big lake, she said.

The name of the project is the Joyce True Memorial Project for Children, and sponsoring in addition to the club, were the City of Fort Scott, the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation, the Kansas Kiwanis Foundation, along with the friends and family of Joyce True.

“The project began with the passing of longtime Pioneers club member, Joyce True in July 2019,” Collins said.

“There will be a dedication of the swing in the spring of 2022,” she said. “We hope the city will have completed the landscaping by then.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time.

“This project honors Joyce while fulfilling the Kiwanis mission to serve children and the community,” Collins said.

To view a prior story on the swing:

Pioneer Kiwanis Initiates Collaboration For Community Friendship Swing

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