We are asking for your support of the Lake Parks Foundation 2017-2018 Annual Fund. Through your financial donation we can continue to promote the development of parks, recreation and leisure services, and enhance the quality of life for our residents and visitors in Lake County.
The Lake Parks Foundation has funded more than $315,000 over the past five years for Lake Metroparks capital projects and educational scholarships to local and surrounding schools. The programs for children promote the understanding of preserving our environment and natural heritage. We also contribute to camperships for individuals in need.
In addition to providing scholarships and camperships toward educational programs for school-age children, the Lake Parks Foundation provides grants for capital projects within the Lake County parks system. We helped to fund the observation tower at Lake Erie Bluffs Park in Perry Township. The 50-foot high observation tower overlooks the lakeshore featuring 360-degree views. The tower was completed in 2016.
The Lake Parks Foundation also supported Showman’s Circle, the new barnyard-themed playground and water feature at the Lake Farmpark in Kirtland. This unique adventure space encourages creative play and stimulates the imagination of the thousands of children who visit the Farmpark annually with their families.
Funding for 2017 will support the Lake Farmpark Plant Science Center that will help children and families understand the process of growing our food from the garden to the table. It will have interactive visual displays and exhibits. The project will be completed in 2018 and will be located in the Greenhouse, replacing the Great Tomato Works exhibit.
Because the Lake Parks Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, every dollar received supports parks and recreation in Lake County. When you make a donation to the Lake Parks Foundation, you make a genuine difference in the lives of all who cherish nature, visit the parks, as well as participate in various activities or programs.
Please continue your support. By making a donation today, you share in our passion of preserving our environment for future generations. The Lake Parks Foundation Spend Policy secures our financial commitment into the future. If you would like to contact us for more information our phone number and email are listed on the enclosed brochure.
Kevin C. Clinton, President
Lake Parks Foundation
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