Proposed Kurt B. Wyman Park in Oriskany will contain soccer fields

By WKTV News

WHITESTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - Friday morning a representative from the Oneida County Volunteer Fireman's Association presented a nearly $1,000 check to the local group trying to raise money to build the Kurt B. Wyman Memorial Park in Whitestown.

The money was raised at a golf tournament back in September.

Dave Sherline who accepted the check on behalf of the fundraising group says each check is adds up. He says so far, about $12,000 has been raised towards the approximate $750,000 cost to build the park.

Sherline says the park will not just be a 'Whitestown' park, but rather a park for all area municipalities.

"I mean when you think about community, you can think about the smaller community where you live, which for me, it's Whitesboro, or you can think of the community at large and for right now the vision of this park is not just specifically to be for one subset of the population of the community it is for the community as a whole."

A member of the fundraising group also shared diagrams of what the proposed park will look like. Sherline says it will be amazing,

"There's going to be two playground areas, designated for separate age groups of kids. One for 2 to 5 year olds, the other is going to be 6 to 12 year olds. In addition there's going to be a monument in the center of that, as a memorial to Kurt. And we don't exactly how many soccer fields we're going to be able to get in there, that part is still in the design phase.

There are also plans in the works for a major fundraising concert set to be held at Vernon Downs next May, but those details are still being worked out.

If you would like to contribute to the cause, you can do so at

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