08/08/12 Mayor Mark Senter introduced and swore Laura Mann, his new park board appointment into office during the meeting Tuesday evening.

Local business man Tony Gamble is making “a little progress” on an all-inclusive playground for the park system.  The five member board he has put together has been meeting and working on fundraising ideas and locations for the park.  Gamble said a fund is being set up in the Community Foundation for the project and he is planning on meeting with the Troyer Group since he recently learned the created an all-inclusive playground at Potawatomi Park in South Bend.  He noted that the playground is much smaller than the one in Fort Wayne but with some additions it would work for Plymouth.

Gamble also asked for permission to fundraise during the Blueberry Festival by using the restrooms at Bill Nixon Field.  The baseball team had done fundraising there for a number of years but since the Tom’s Tasty Taters & Walleye Sandwich Fish Fry   fundraiser they haven’t used the facility at Blueberry.  Gamble said he is hoping to work with the Special Olympics on manning the restrooms during the 3 ½ day Festival.  He was tentatively granted permission pending supplying a list of volunteers who will be working with him.

Gamble told park board members that they have found a tentative location for the all-inclusive park at Founders Park behind the Coffee Lodge and Bakery on East Jefferson Street.