Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotarians Charlie Welles, left, rakes up paint chips while Maynard Gross, right, puts a new coat of paint on the restrooms at Ben Walters Park on June 9, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotarians Charlie Welles, left, rakes up paint chips while Maynard Gross, right, puts a new coat of paint on the restrooms at Ben Walters Park on June 9, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Rotarians clean up Ben Walters Park

  • By Staff Report Homer News
  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:52pm
  • NewsBusiness

Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club members continued work this summer on its adopted city park, Ben Walters Park on Beluga Lake near McDonald’s Restaurant.

Rotarians adopted the park several years ago with a goal of making the park safer and more user-friendly.

In early June, volunteers repainted the restrooms.

At an Aug. 11 work party, they cleared brush and last week built and painted new picnic tables, including a wheelchair accessible one.

At the February Homer Winter Carnival, the club held a Cranium Cup fundraiser at Alice’s Champagne Palace to raise funds for park improvements.

According to Rotarian Tom Early, those funds were doubled with a generous donation from McDonald’s and a Rotary District Grant.

The Homer-Kachemak Rotary Club plans to continue work, with more brush cutting.

It also seeks to add new playground equipment.

Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotarians pose for a photo after working at Ben Walters Park on Aug. 11, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Tom Early, David Brann, Bernie Griffard and Kathy Hill. (Photo provided)

Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotarians pose for a photo after working at Ben Walters Park on Aug. 11, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Tom Early, David Brann, Bernie Griffard and Kathy Hill. (Photo provided)

Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotarians built and painted two new picnic tables on Aug. 24, 2018, at a work party at Ben Walters Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotarians built and painted two new picnic tables on Aug. 24, 2018, at a work party at Ben Walters Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

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