Friends of Beaver Creek Park install more fire pits


Last updated 7/10/2019 at 3:22pm

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

A Friends of Beaver Creek Park logo covers the side of a new fire pit that was installed Tuesday at Beaver Creek Park south of Havre.

Work is ongoing to install new, high-quality fire pits at Beaver Creek Park.

Friends of Beaver Creek Park purchased eight more fire pits and installed them Tuesday morning at Camp Kiwanis to improve the campsites.

"The fire pits are all built, and they are all made of steel," Friends of Beaver Creek Park Board Chair Ursula Brese said. "They have Friends of Beaver Creek Park etched in there, so when you light the fire you can see 'Friends of Beaver Creek Park.'"

Central Machine & Welding owner Jason Tanner and his crew, Terina White and Drew Roehrm, built the fire pits.

A three-member crew was out Tuesday morning traveling from campsite to campsite replacing old fire pits with the new ornate rings.

The volunteers - Roger Meredith, Lowell Alcock and Dave Rucinsky - spent their day clearing space at old fire pits, digging post holes and placing the new fire rings. Each of the eight locations took about 30 minutes of manual labor.

Rucinsky said a crew will be out later in the week to clean up the worksites once the concrete posts are set in the ground.

Beaver Creek Park Superintendent Chad Edgar oversaw the project under Brese and chose the locations around the park where he thought they would make the campsite look better.

Brese added that every purchase Friends made for the park is to make it better, and every dime raised goes back to the park. For several years, the board put on fundraisers to put in efforts toward the park.

"When we formed Friends of Beaver Creek Park it was to do things at the park, make it better, make it rustic, but make it better," Brese said.

Eight fire pits were put in Tuesday and eight more are coming.


Havre Daily News staff member Ryan Berry contributed to this story.

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Roger Meredith, from left, holds a fire ring upright as Lowell Alcock and Dave Rucinsky dig post holes for a new fire pit at a campground Tuesday at Beaver Creek Park.


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