To celebrate the completion of the restoration of the Ouabache State Park fire tower, the group that raised the funds for the project is holding a dedication ceremony.
The tower was originall built in the 1930s by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp S-93 to help people spot wildfires in the area, and it was in need of some updates.
The Friends of Ouabache State Park raised $75,000 to fund restoration of the tower and the construction of a plaza and ADA accessible sidewalk with commemorative bricks and seating. The group also raised an additional $8,000 for landscaping around the tower and is replacing benches around the CCC statue at the park to match the benches at the fire tower.
The dedication event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided after the dedication. Additional activities include a guided “climb” up the fire tower and a Smokey and S’mores program.
The tower is open to park visitors.