Volunteer Park Trust, the non-profit group formed to restore, preserve and enhance Volunteer Park, has just announced the success of their Fall Campaign.
“Thanks to the incredible outpouring of community support, we met our 2016 fundraising goals,” says Ellen Look, Chair of the Trust’s Development Committee. “We are starting 2017 with renewed energy for caring for the park.”
In addition to hosting free community-wide events such as the December Holiday in the Park and July Picnic in the Park, the Trust harnesses the power of community volunteers to help maintain Volunteer Park’s 48 acres. Monthly “2nd Saturday” work parties and semi-annual restoration events bring scores of people to weed, prune, clean, and mulch its many garden beds.
“We already have two school groups scheduled to work in January,” says Look. “And plans are underway for this year’s Spring Restoration event.”
Volunteer Park Trust is also leading the Amphitheater Project to replace the park’s aging performance stage with a modern new facility. The project is currently in the schematic design phase. A public meeting to share information and provide an opportunity for input is planned for late February.
More information on Volunteer Park Trust can be found on their website: http://volunteerparktrust.org/