Hammers are tried and tested for taking things into their own hands and beautifying their area. The most recent example is the new design of Schützenplatz, which is now a meeting point for sporting activities.
The redesign was made possible thanks to an idea competition after Hamm’s 625th anniversary in 2019. Because so many visitors have given the association a profit and this should benefit all the hammer. This is how the idea of building sports equipment, seating and a ball court at Schützenplatz to liven up the arena arose.
The plan convinced the district council, which made a grant of 15,000 euros, as well as some donors. This raised 40 thousand euros and implementation began at the end of 2021. Local horticultural companies Klaus Esser and Christian Bassen took over the construction. They led the work on a voluntary basis in order to stay within the project budget.
An aerobic exercise facility has been set up directly on the Rhine, which has already tempted many athletes to stop running to do some exercises on the machine. Hammer Jugend has already taken an appreciative look and the basketball hoop will soon become the meeting place for games. Two soccer goals are permanently fixed to the lawn, but can be removed again during celebrations on the field. The seating invites you to stay and if you like, you can test your skills in the bowling area. The equipment was deliberately chosen so that there was something for every age group.
Redesigned thanks to the Society of Friends and St. Sebastianus Schützenverein Düsseldorf Hamm. The place belongs to the shooters and since they are members of the Society of Friends, everyone was interested in the success of the project. “Strengthening Our Village Together” is the motto of the Friends’ Association. With the Nikolaus-Faber-Platz Sports Park Project, players set another example of what community engagement can create.
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