Capital Improvement Project: Christy Welliver Memorial at Stephens Lake Park

Funding Fiscal Year: 2013
Project Number: C00095*
Project Budget: $21,961*
Funding Source: Donations
Year Completed: 2013

* This was a mid-year appropriation. Donation funds were added to the existing Stephens Lake Park capital improvement project.

Christy Welliver with red hat and glasses

Description: Landscaping improvements and a memorial area in remembrance of Christy Welliver to be located west of the Stephens Lake Park beach area. The improvements will include landscaping additions, irrigation and drainage, improvements to the infrastructure at the site, a memorial plaque, and multiple tree plantings, making the beach entrance side of the park more attractive. The improvements will be accomplished with a combination of contract and force account labor. Friends and family of Christy Welliver raised all the funds for this project to honor Christy’s contributions to the community.

Project Manager: Matt Boehner, Sr. Park Planner, 874-7204, matthew.boehner@como.govcreate new email

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Project Status: Completed. A dedication ceremonyopens PDF file  was held on October 20, 2013.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

July 11, 2013
Programopens PDF file

About 50 of Christy Welliver’s friends and family gathered on July 11, 2013 for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Christy Welliver Memorial project at Stephens Lake Park. Parks and Recreation Director Mike Griggs and Sr. Park Planner Matt Boehner described the scope of the project for the audience. Friends and family members Deanna Harper, Chuck Graham, Rob Weagley, and Bill Stone were speakers on the program, recounting their beloved memories of Christy. The date of the groundbreaking ceremony was also the 96th birthday of Christy’s mother, Ruth Welliver, who was in attendance.

ceremony under tent

friends and family with shovel at groundbreaking ceremony

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