Work has begun on the $350,000 renovation of Wick Park’s pavilion on the city’s north side. This week, contractors began installing a new roof, gutter and HVAC system on the 60-year-old building (see attached photos). Additional plans include: updating the electrical system, windows, bathrooms, kitchen and making the building universally accessible.
In 1890, members of the Wick family donated wooded land to the City of Youngstown for the development of Wick Park. Today, the 34-acre park is considered the crown jewel and anchor of the historic Wick Park District. Wick Park’s pavilion was built in 1957 as an answer to a growing need for a post-war community gathering space. It remains the most used facility in the City of Youngstown’s park system.
The renovation project is being spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Youngstown as part of their Centennial Campign. Youngstown CityScape is serving as project manager. The City of Youngstown has committed $100,000 to the project.
If you would like to make a contribution to the project, please send a check made payable to the Youngstown Rotary Club Foundation to P.O. Box 1287 l Youngstown l 44503.