Beach Playground Fundraiser & Car Shows!

The Friends of Punderson are bringing back the car shows at Punderson State Park! These are being held in an effort to raise approximately $35,000 for a new beach area parking lot playground. The existing playground set is solid, however it is outdated and doesn’t offer a lot of play for little ones. We will be looking to help fund a modern, more versatile playground set to be installed in its place.

If you would like to participate in this event please fill out this form:

Below is a picture of the existing playground, and an example of what we are raising the money for, although the actual set may vary after park approval.


Our first event will be a “Classic Cruise-In” at the Sports Chalet parking lot (about 80 vehicles) on Thursday, May 18th at 6:00pm. This is a FREE event and refreshments will be offered by the Friends of Punderson to help raise donations for this project. As this first event is to create interest and get more people involved, we plan to move these events to the Beach Parking Lot, where we can accommodate around 300 vehicles. Refreshments will be available from 6:00 to 8:30pm. Vehicles for show may arrive as early as 5:30 to start filling the lot – we would love to see any classics cars, trucks, motorcycles and any other interesting vehicles for spectators! Because this lot is small, please DO NOT reserve spaces for chairs or friends – we are using this lot to start because we will have the Sports Chalet available where you can come in and sit, get a bite to eat and use the restrooms.