Heritage Park History
From the very beginning the proceeds from Poultry Days has been invested back into the community to support community projects and school activities including the donations to the Versailles Pool, Life Squad, Worch Library and School Development Association. A wide range of school activities have been supported from sports equipment to band uniforms. The festival began work on its own project and on July 4th 1985 the Festival dedicated Heritage Park. Originally intended to be a new location for the festival the project evolved into a 40-acre park including ponds, walking track, shelter houses and sports fields. The park is also home to several thousand Ultimate players each summer. While Poultry Days continues to fund the park, the independent Heritage Park Board oversees and maintains the park.
HERITAGE PARK RULES
Heritage Park is open from mid-April to mid-October each year. The park is supported by donations including an annual donation from Poultry Days. Please respect the park to help us keep our overhead costs down and stretch our donation dollars to maintain the park in the excellent condition that you are accustomed. While we want everyone to enjoy the park, we also ask that you respect the safety of all patrons when engaging in any activities in the park.
At the entrance of the park, there are signs that list the park rules. The Directors ask everyone’s cooperation in following these rules for the benefit, enjoyment and safety of all visitors to Heritage Park. They are as follows:
1. The park is open from daylight to dark
2. No glass containers are permitted
3. Place all trash in containers
4. No swimming
5. Dogs must be on a leash – Patrons are asked to clean up after their pets
6. No motorized vehicles or bicycles on grass or exercise path
7. No throwing of stones in the pond
The park has several shelter houses that are available for private parties, cookouts and special events. Anyone wanting to reserve a shelter house should contact Chris Gigandet at 417-5690. If you have a suggestion, would like to make a comment regarding the park, or make a donation, please contact any of the following directors: Jeff Lyme, Alex Luthman, Brian Pearson, Eric Paulus, H.B. Hole, Brian Condon, Bob Frey, Mike Poling, Jim Huffman, Chris Gigandet, or Chuck Barga. We hope you enjoy the park and are frequent visitors.