(Markesan) The Markesan Police Department is raising funds for new playground equipment for Hein Park. Police Chief Will Pflum notes generations of residents have enjoyed the current equipment in the park, but says it is time to upgrade for the newest generation of children in Markesan. He says the park and playground play a vital role for children and families in Markesan and surrounding communities. Anyone interested in donating to the City of Markesan Hein Park Playground Fund can either mail their donation to City Hall P.O. Box 352, Markesan, WI 53946 or reach out to City Hall at 920-398-3031. Chief Pflum says their goal is to have the new playground area landscaped and a large portion of the new playground equipment in by next June.