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With Your Support in 2017...

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As the year comes to an end, we want to take a moment to say THANK YOU! With your support, The Parklands soared through its first year as a fully operational park. With all four parks open and connected, we were able to see the true amount of work it will take to keep this new system maintained to a world-class standard for years to come. The good news: the community is up to the task! As of November 1, 2017, The Parklands has gathered support from more than 2,600 Members—meeting our goal for the year and proving what we already knew—the community is willing to support well-maintained public parks and they are making a difference in these citizen’s lives. Because of you, we are able to sustain and preserve these parks for years to come, so thank you for your support! 

See below for some of our favorite photos from 2017. Thank you for a wonderful year, and we can’t wait to see you out in The Parklands in 2018! 

2017 Solar Eclipse at Beckley Creek Park. Photo by Greg Lickteig. 

 

Mayor Greg Fischer at the Silo Center Bike Park in Turkey Run Park. 

 

2017 Summer Camps at The Parklands. Photo by John Nation.

 

Volunteer(s) planting trees at Distillery Bend in Beckley Creek Park.  

 

2017 Junior Explorer. 

 

Members getting a sneak peek of the Woodland Garden in Broad Run Park. 

 

Seasonal trout stocking. Photo by Evan Patrick. 

 

September 2017, Silo Center Bike Park opening. 

 

Rehabilitated raptor release in Turkey Run Park, thanks to Second Chance Wildlife. 

 

We are a donor-supported public park We count on you!

$1,115,000 To Date
44%
$2,550,000 2018 Goal

Being a donor-supported public park means we rely on donations, not tax dollars, for annual operations each year. Because of your generosity, we are able to maintain, program, and further develop this extraordinary public space without charging an entry fee. Together we work to enhance quality of life and help our community and economy grow in ways that are healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable for people of all ages. Help us reach our goal of sustaining The Parklands by becoming a Member today. Members make it happen!

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