About Our Organization
The Friends of Latham Park organized in 2001 for the purpose of saving the park. This privately owned park was left to the Siouxland community in 1937 for the enjoyment of the public and was supported for many years by trust funds. When those began to run out due to inflation, the Friends banded together to bring fundraisers, donors and grants to the rescue. Much of the infrastructure has been improved, and the park is again a popular site for weddings, reunions, photo shoots, art & music festivals. The goal is to continue to maintain and preserve this historic venue for everyone to enjoy.
The Latham house on the grounds of the Park dates to 1916 and is the venue for bridal parties and small meetings, as well as the residence of the Park's caretaker. We are currently embarking upon repainting the house, which had not been done for over 15 years. It is currently planned to be done in stages, but additional funding could greatly speed up the project. Doing this would allow us to move on to other needed Park improvements.
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