Dine Out for Gordon Moore Park
Need an excuse to go out for lunch or dinner? When you dine out on Wednesday, March 22, area restaurants will donate 10 percent of their sales to Gordon Moore Park to help fund the first major park improvements in nearly 40 years.
Seventeen restaurants in Alton, Cottage Hills and Bethalto will tempt your taste buds with their signature meals and raise money for the park at the same time. Included in the March 22 event are:
Dairy Queen in Bethalto
Funds raised during the Dine Out will be used to help create a new universal, all-inclusive playground at the park, among other improvements.
“It’s a tremendous boost to get the support of the community behind this project,” Michael Haynes, Director of Park and Rec for the City of Alton, said. “It’s important for Alton to keep Gordon Moore Park as a destination for family and company outings as well as sporting events and major tournaments.”
Planned improvements to the park include a new concession stand with a seating area, the all inclusive playground, renovations to the Muenstermann Building and new bathroom facilities.
“The inclusive playground is a major part of the improvements,” Haynes said. “Without any similar playgrounds within 30 miles, citizens with special needs in our area must travel to get the play they deserve in a community as large as ours. The playground will help us achieve a more diverse area of recreation that’s an asset not only for Alton, but for the entire Metro East.”
Gordon Moore Park was developed 40 years ago by community leaders and labor unions. The park attracts over 1 million cars annually, according to the Park and Recreation Department. Visitors watch soccer tournaments, baseball, softball and other sporting events, enjoy the Nan Elliott Rose Garden, fish, or play a round of golf at the renowned Spencer T. Olin Golf Course.
For more information on the improvements at Gordon Moore Park, click here.