GUERNSEY--There is a new reason to stop by Davis Park on a sunny day and enjoy the outdoors. Through the Wyoming Main Street program, the town secured a Placemaking Grant to put a chess or checker table in the park, an activity that is a common practice in many communities.
Placemaking is a very old idea that is catching on in popularity for communities to create a place and a space to have community gather. This will provide that needed space in Guernsey.
Through the grant activities, it was determined by the public that they would like more seating in the park and at the chess table. This resulted in the plan for two benches to also be placed at the table so up to six people could gather to play a game of checkers or chess and visit. The checkers and chess pieces will be available for check out at the Senior Center, library or the Visitor’s Center in the summer, but you can always bring your own checkers or chess pieces.
The project was completed with the planting of a Redpoint Maple tree to provide future shade for the chess players. The project was supported by the Wyoming Main Street program, Guernsey Economic and Tourism Development Corporation and the Town of Guernsey.
The town crew did the labor for the installation of the table and members of the Guernsey Economic and Tourism Development Corporation planted the tree.