New Memorial Plaza Provides Space for Residents to Honor Loved Ones 

Personalized Pavers Available for Purchase 

WHAT:                 Kleiner Park Memorial Plaza Ribbon Cutting  

WHEN:                 Wednesday, May 2, 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:               Kleiner Park – 1900 N. Records Avenue in Meridian (The plaza is located just west of the Meridian Senior Center near the Rock of Honor) 

WHO:                   Presenters include Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd, Meridian Parks and Recreation Director Steve Siddoway and members of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC)

The City of Meridian invites the public to the ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the community’s new Memorial Plaza in Kleiner Park. The plaza provides an opportunity for the community to honor loved ones. Citizens can purchase granite pavers with names included that will be part of the plaza.  The standard pavers are $150 (4 inches by 8 inches) and the larger pavers are $250 (8 inches by 8 inches). The cost covers the funds needed to produce the personalized paver. Those who wish to purchase a paver to honor someone, or in memory of someone, can call the Meridian Parks and Recreation Department at 208-888-3579 or email recreation@meridiancity.org.

The plaza is a result of the second year of the Participatory Budgeting program with the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC), which provides teen members the opportunity to direct city funds to projects deemed important to the community. The Meridian City Council appropriated $20,000 for MYAC to spend, and after much research, and proposals, the students decided on the memorial plaza. For more information on the process and to hear from one of the teens who brought the idea forward, click here

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