Projects & Donations

The Janesville Lions Club uses its annual Rose Sale, Blueberry Sale, and Chicken Roast fundraisers to generate project funds to support community projects, including:

2018 Lions Beach Upgrades
Lions Beach, Summer 2018

Lions Beach

  • Donated this facility to the City of Janesville and we continue to fund improvements.
  • Contributed funds to build the bathhouse (1950).
  • Our club, as a part of its Centennial Community Legacy Project in 2017, repainted the facility’s three beach shelters, its concrete play items, and purchased additional shade-creating shelters.
  • In honor of our club’s 100th anniversary, in May 2023 we raised more than $125,000 for improvements to Lions Beach. The centerpiece of our efforts was the installation of a large pavilion in cooperation with the City of Janesville Parks Department. The 30-foot by 30-foot hexagon pavilion, which is available to groups to rent from the City of Janesville and able to be used by all parkgoers when not reserved, features a two-tier roof, electrical service, LED lighting, and a tongue & groove pine ceiling. A concrete path extends from the existing sidewalk to the pavilion, providing easy access to those who use wheelchairs or have limited mobility.

Hedberg Public Library

  • Donated funds toward the library’s building expansion and services for people with vision impairments

Monterey Stadium

  • Contributed money to the renovation

Traxler Park

  • Donated 29 acres to the City of Janesville to establish park (1929)
  • Constructed the pavilion

Janesville Youth Sports Complex

  • Donated funds to “adopt” a field

Walt Lindemann Sportsman’s Park

  • Constructed a shelter in the park

Janesville Schools’ Outdoor Lab

  • Built an open-air pavilion that serves every student in Janesville (1969)
  • Enclosed the JSOL pavilion (1971)

Veteran’s War Memorial

  • Built the Doughboy statue (pictured at top of page)

Additional Projects

In addition to these landmarks, the Janesville Lions Club contributed time and funds to:

  • Transport eye tissue to and from Lions Eye Bank
  • Eyeglass replacement grants
  • Salvation Army bell-ringing campaigns
  • Coordinated welcome signs for the City of Janesville
  • Downtown Janesville Riverfront project
  • Sponsor for the Walk To Defeat ALS
  • Leo Club – Youth organization at Craig High School

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