City receives grant to build swing in Abernathy Regional Park

DAVISON — The city has received a grant for $3,000 from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint to build an Expression Swing at the Jack Abernathy Regional Park.

The city received word last week from the CFGF that it would be receiving a combined total of $3,000 from three different funds the foundation oversees – the Youth Initiative Program Fund, The Davison Community Fund and the Sherri E. Stephens Fund.

City Manager Andrea Schroeder describes the project as something that will further improve the quality of life for youth and families that visit the park.

Universal swings are designed to encourage face-to-face and emotional bonding during play, the grant application said. This swing will be accessible for a large number of people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

The design of the universal swing (ages 5-12) and the toddler swing (ages 11-23 months) are designed to position children of all abilities to be face-to-face and eye-to-eye with an adult to encourage an emotional bond during play, according to details of the proposed swing.

“Anytime the City of Davison receives any grant funding that benefits the city in any way, it’s positive and beneficial for the community,” said Schroeder.

The CFGC serves the common good in Genesee County—building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment—now and for generations to come.

CFGF helps donors support the causes they care about, today or through their estates. Since 1988 the Community Foundation has granted more than $130 million to nonprofit organizations to build a thriving community.

CFGF serves Flint and all of Genesee County including its Community Funds in Clio, Davison, Fenton, Flushing and Grand Blanc.

The total cost of the swing project is $11,310.