Rotaract Playground Project

The Rotaract Club of Evansville is finishing its first-ever, multi-year Signature Project at Ark Crisis Child Care Center!

Rotaract Club of Evansville wanted to do something for the youngest members in our community. Remodeling the playground at Ark seemed like the perfect project for our club to embark on to create a fun and imaginative place to just be a kid. Every child, no matter their background deserves a decent, fun, and safe place to play.

Amber Embrey, Rotaract Club of Evansville, President


Rotaract, sponsored by Rotary International, renovated Ark’s preschool playground into a natural play space. The playground now includes a tricycle path, green space, racing hill slide, sandbox, climbing boulder, new trees and shrubs, privacy fence and other natural elements.

“This is a major improvement for Ark’s children, and we are so fortunate that Rotaract chose to sponsor this project,” said Executive Director, Angie Richards Cooley. “Our children played on a fenced-in parking lot for too long. We wouldn’t have been able to make this renovation happen without Rotaract.”


This playground transformation is amazing! Thanks to Rotaract, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Bowen Engineering and many others, our children have a safe, fun, imagination-inspiring place to play.

Several other supporters joined Rotaract in completing the project, including a large donation from Mead Johnson Nutrition.

Rotaract’s motto, “Service Above Self” exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of nearly 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide.  Rotaract is a network of young business, professional and community leaders who volunteer our time and talents to serve the community.

You can learn more about the project and find out how you can get involved by going to Rotaract’s website.


Project Donors and In-kind Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors

Mead Johnson Nutrition
Bowen Engineering

Platinum Sponsors

Erb Equipment Company
Rotaract Club of Evansville
Irving Materials, Inc.

Gold Sponsors

Deaconess Health System
Berry Plastics
Kraft Nursery

Silver Sponsors

Rotary Club of Evansville
Harding, Shymanski & Company, PSC
South Central Communications
Crossroads Christian Church
Jackson Kelly, PLLC
Bussing-Koch Foundation
Schneider Financial
Tropicana Evansville
Combs Landscaping
Drew & Carrie Rice
Heritage Federal Credit Union
Jim & Tracy Zeller
Buffalo Wild Wings
Betsy Hopkins
Meisler Trailer Rentals
Hafer Associates
Mulzer Crushed Stone, Inc.