David Street Station Receives Daniels Fund Amateur Sports Grant
Casper, WY – The Downtown Development Authority announced today that it has received a $500,000 Daniels Fund grant to expand and enhance youth sports opportunities in Casper with the completion of David Street Station.
David Street Station is a new outdoor public gathering place in the heart of downtown Casper whose mission is to enrich the community by offering free public space for community events and gatherings. With an emphasis on children and family, the multi-purpose complex will also provide an ice skating rink and practice and play space for youth sports programs. Specific sports programs will include hockey, ice skating, figure skating, curling, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, futsal (soccer in small area), exercise and wellness classes, and many others. In addition to traditional sports, the community complex lends itself to be used for non-traditional sports and competition, allowing all youth the opportunity to participate.
Wyoming sport enthusiasts have already worked to utilize the space in and around David Street Station to recruit and grow the summer 3×3 Basketball tournament, as well as to help rebuild and strengthen the Cowboy State Games. The Cowboy State Games has contracted to utilize the community complex to host their opening and closing ceremonies; plus, provide space for their activities and events. “David Street Station is, for the Casper Sports Alliance and the Cowboy State Games, an integral component for the sports events we host now and will into the future. It has already proven to be a valuable asset in attracting sports events to Casper that otherwise may have gone to another city or state. That’s good for our kids and our community,” said John Giantonio, Director of the Casper Sports Alliance.
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.
For more information, please contact Kevin Hawley, CEO of the Downtown Development Authority at (307) 235-6710 or email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Leslie Blythe, 307.259.6904
A $10,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation will assist with the Downtown Development Authority’s continued work on the David Street Station, an outdoor public place in the heart of Casper.
“Rocky Mountain Power and their charitable Foundation truly are partners in our great community. We are honored to accept this generous donation and eager to reinvest it back into the community through what is truly a civic project – David Street Station. We can’t thank Rocky Mountain Power and their Foundation enough for believing in us, our project, and our amazing community here in Casper” said Kevin Hawley, Director of the DDA.
“We are pleased to support the Downtown Development Authority with this donation from our Foundation,” said Leslie Blythe, Rocky Mountain Power regional business manager. “As part of this community, Rocky Mountain Power is grateful for all the work the program does in the Casper area.”
About David Street Station:
David Street Station, an outdoor civic space in the heart of downtown Casper, is currently under construction. Phase I construction, which includes a band shell, walkways, lighting, and landscaping, is set to be completed in August 2017. Phase II construction is set to begin in the summer of 2017 and will feature a free splash pad, pop up performance area, vendor space, restrooms, and observation deck. David Street Station will offer free community activities, open and accessible to all, in a safe, clean, and beautifully maintained facility. Common sights will be children giggling as they run through the community splash pad or families sitting together on a blanket enjoying one of the many free community movie nights. Additional activities will include Live Performances, Festivals, Community Fundraisers, and a Farmers Market.
About the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation:
The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States. The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.8 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California). The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power. For more information, visit www.rockymountainpower.net/foundation.
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Downtown Development Authority
341 W. Yellowstone Hwy.
Casper, WY 82601
Casper Downtown Development Authority
Downtown Parking Garage Attendant
Classification: Guest Services Agent (part time)
30 Hours per week
This is an hourly position with no benefits.
Attends designated parking area or a booth at a pay-for-parking entrance/exit during established lot hours. Directs drivers of vehicles to appropriate parking areas. Collects parking fees and provides information to visitors. Provides daily cleaning and maintenance of grounds, including snow removal of lots and/or assigned areas downtown. Monitors and/or patrols lots to check for required permits and to ensure cars are parked in designated spaces. This position reports to the Parking Garage Supervisor.
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Six months’ parking lot operations or related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
The Casper DDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Old Yellowstone District has gone through several remodels and revamping over the past few years, and now there’s another addition to the business sector there.
News 13s Justin Roth took a look at what’s in store for the future.
The Old Yellowstone District remodel has been slowly moving along… With the new streets, walkways, lighting, and new businesses.
You may have noticed small changes to the Old Yellowstone District and the David Street Station lately
Kevin Hawley is the Executive Director of Downtown Development Authority he says, “Currently were in development of phase one construction were fortunately enough have an award to a local contractor in Casper’s buildings systems so there working on the western half of the full project which would include the band shell, lawn area, the promenade walkway, the poles and lightnings we’ll have all the infrastructure in place in store ready for the total eclipse next year.
The David Street Station is running on schedule, and new businesses are springing up
Lauren Griffith is Owner of Urban Bottle a new liquor store that opened their doors Monday she says, “We love the area were in and we already see other businesses popping up all over. We’ve got the David Street Station we’ve got the possibility of state building going in across the street from us, and then with the changing hands in some other buildings down here we just see nothing but good things coming our way.”
It’s changes to the Old Yellowstone District that make new businesses popping up everyday. Urban bottle just opened up Monday.
And Hawley says Urban Bottle isn’t the only one.
“Nows the time. Were seeing tremendous private sector investment in downtown and in the Old Yellowstone District it’s just a really exciting time with the public investment it has spurred significant investment in the private sector. So if you’ve ever thought about relocating your business downtown needed some office space or maybe you wanted to do some retail or commercial space we’ve got that too and we’d be excited to have you. There’s a ton of energy downtown right now and just a lot going on.”
Griffith says she can feel the excitement already.
“We feel like theres a lot of energy down here and a lot of potential for growth and we just love the atmosphere that the downtown provides.”
Its that energy and excitement coupled with new downtown projects that’s making downtown Casper a vibrant place.
Hawley says the new David Street Station will be done in time for Casper’s big event, the 2017 Great American Eclipse.