SHERIDAN — The Tongue River Valley Community Center recently secured funding to build an activity park in an open space behind the Ranchester center.

TRVCC Executive Director Erin Kilbride said the idea for the activity park has been a dream for quite some time, as the space is perfect for outdoor play. With the funding in place, the park will have a sport court with two pickleball courts and a full basketball court. The area will also have a playground with equipment for kids between the ages of 5-12.

Kilbride said the park will be used for the center’s after school program, Friday programs and other youth and senior activities such as pickleball tournaments.

“It gives TRVCC another dimension to creative thinking and creative play during after-school time,” Kilbride said.

Funding for the park was jump started by a $25,000 gift from the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation in memory of Dan Scott. TRVCC also received grants from the Wyoming Community Foundation, Laura Jane Musser Fund, BNSF Railroad Foundation and other community donors including Tongue River Honey.

Volunteers gathered last weekend to help put the play equipment together. CDS Excavation and True Finish Concrete has given time and in-kind work to the project.