Dagsboro to dedicate new park with event on May 14

The Town of Dagsboro will formally dedicate its new park on Saturday, May 14, on-site at Katie Helm Park on Main Street in Dagsboro, from noon to 3 p.m.

The dedication will feature a welcome by Mayor Patti Adams from noon to 12:30 p.m., as well as free hot dogs and drinks from 12:30 to 1 p.m. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., families can enjoy Lollipop & Tootsie the clowns, a broadcast from radio station 105.9 Cat Country with Brian K. Hall, and fire truck rides and a bike rodeo from the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Company.

Children will also be able to play on the new playground equipment, provided they are accompanied by an adult.

The approximately 2.3 acres of land upon which the park was built was left to the town for its use by the late Katie Helm, for whom the new park is named, explained Rae Long of the Town of Dagsboro. She said she hopes the dedication acts as a way for people to start utilizing their new town amenity.

“We hope that people come and enjoy themselves, see the park and enjoy it,” said Long.

Over the past few years, the town has received funding from local sources and grants to furnish the park with equipment and to make it a place the whole family can enjoy.

In the fall 2010 town newsletter, Adams announced that the park was being equipped with playground equipment for children ages 2 to 12. She thanked owners of the Indian River Power Plant, NRG Energy Inc., for help with purchasing the playground equipment, installing the parking spaces and trails, and replanting flowers.

The rain date for the dedication is May 21.