Recreation and Pool Director for the Plymouth Park Department, Abby Collins, was on hand at the last Plymouth Lions Club meeting to give an overview of the upcoming activities of the Park Department.  Abby was born and raised in Plymouth, graduated from Plymouth High School in 2004, and attended Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer.  Prior to her director’s position at the Park Department, Abby worked for the City of Plymouth for six years as a payroll and Human Resources Clerk.
Abby commented on the long-standing history of beautiful parks in our community.  To date, the city enjoys nine beautiful parks and maintains the doc area at Dixon Lake.

Discussions for the evening included Phase 2 of the River Park Square Project which is scheduled to begin this month.  It is hoped to add a Pavilion and an Ice Rink in the winter which would be funded separately.  Also discussed were the Veterans Plaza, Playground, and the Rehabilitation of the Foot Bridge projects.  Updates to the playground at Hoosier Old Wheels are being planned as well as additions to the Greenway Trail.  A possible next project that Abby would like to see come to fruition would be pool replacement and the addition of a Splash Pad.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be coming up this weekend, April 9th, with Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Webster Center and the Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park. 

Day Camps will also begin when school lets out.  Last year they served an average of 50 kids each week. 

The Plymouth Community Pool opens on May 31st.

A bus trip is planned to the Blue-Chip Casino on April 21st, and it was also announced there are three-line dance classes and three exercise classes at the Webster Center.

The Daddy Daughter Dance was a huge success and now a similar event is planned on Saturday, May 21st, a Mother and Son Event. 

For more information on any event at the Park Department, please contact them via email at

The Plymouth Lions Club announced that their next two meetings will be held at the Plymouth Public Library.  A new fundraising event is on the agenda for the next regularly scheduled meeting.  These fundraisers help support our many projects including our scholarship programs. 

This year’s scholarship applications have been reviewed, selections made, and the announcement of the award winners will be given on Friday, May 20th at the Plymouth High School Scholarship Awards Presentation.

Another project renewed by the Plymouth Lions Club is the Backpack food program offering families in need free meals for weekends and school breaks.  Food backpacks include healthy, easy-to-prepare food for kid-friendly meals.

If you or anyone you know would like to join the Plymouth Lions Club and be a part of our projects to help others have a better life, please contact any Lions Club member.  As Lions, “We Serve.”