Neumeyer Farm Park & Athletic Complex
2021-2022 | $30,000
The city of Bennington announced plans to move forward with the largest public-private partnership in its history: a 50-acre park and athletic complex intended to be used year-round, by all ages, located between 156th Street and Bennington Road. Neumeyer Farm will be a central hub of many activities. Plans call for seven regulation-size, multipurpose athletic fields to be utilized by the community’s rapidly growing soccer and football clubs, as well as parking for nearly 800 vehicles. Walking trails and an elevated green space will serve as a gathering spot for the community. Planned amenities include a great lawn/pavilion, a farm-themed play area and a splash pad that converts to an ice rink in the winter. Other possibilities being considered are tennis courts, sand volleyball courts and a dog park. Long-term, a fieldhouse and/or community recreation center could be built on the site.
Tim Ohrt Park Playground Equipment
2021 | $5,000
The City of Bennington is working with community volunteers to raise funds to bring new life to Tim Ohrt Park with updated play structures, access roads and handicap accessible sidewalks. Bids are including one large piece of playground equipment, the Mega Tower, Handicap accessible merry-go-round, climbing structure and more. Funds are still being accepted at Venmo@cityOf-Bennington.
Eagle Scouts Project
2021 | $1,000
Jessie Grothendick Eagle Project – Lighting now illuminates the beautiful Bennington Pedestrian bridge that connects the baseball fields with the soccer complex and volleyball courts. Patrons can now safely cross the bridge at night with a trail that is illimated at night. Benches were also placed atop the hill to provide a nice resting place for spectators of baseball games and walkers.
Boy Scout Troop 13
2021 | $1,000
December 13th 2021 we were honored to present a $1,000 grant to Boy Scout Troop 13 to support improvements to the trail around Prairie View Lake. Scouts Ben and Lukas Caldwell worked with the NRD to install benches, mile markers and pet tie-ups along the trail — some much needed amenities that the community is already enjoying. We are proud to support the efforts of these young gentleman.
Pedestrian Bridge Project and trail
2017 | $27,000
The city of Bennington and the Community Foundation worked together to obtain a large federal grant, state funds and local community funds to build the beautiful Pedestrian bridge and walking trail, that connected the baseball fields with the soccer complex and volleyball courts, and provided much needed additional parking areas for the highly used fields, courts and complex.