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We are People4Parks

Notice something new? The Windsor Parks & Recreation Foundation has adopted the nickname People4Parks. We are still a California 501c3 Non-Profit under the name Windsor Parks & Recreation Foundation, but when you see us out and about town, we’ll be sporting our snazzy new People4Parks logo.

Our rebranding is the first in a series of new initiatives to help our grassroots organization raise funds to oversee the expansion and enhancement of Windsor’s play structures, as well as other parks-related projects.

The change comes on the heels of the acceptance of a new strategic plan, the creation of task forces to oversee the completion of projects and a reinvigorated focus on its flagship project: the upgrade of the Windsor Town Green Play Structure.

“The shift to ‘People4Parks’ reaffirms our grassroots status,” explains President Bradley Sherwood. “We truly are a group of volunteers, members of the community who care about parks. Our goal is to complete projects that will make Windsor’s parks the most beautiful, safest and most accessible in Sonoma County.”

People4Parks is also actively pursuing national grants for the funding of the upgrades. Plus, after the custom tiles for the tile walls are sold out, People4Parks will launch a program offering residents customized bricks on the pathways surrounding the Windsor Town Green Play Structure.

“People4Parks has exciting plans for the future,” said Sherwood. “We’ll be announcing even more initiatives, opportunities to get involved and public events in the next few months. It’s never been a better time to be a parks supporter in Windsor.”

Check back soon for more fundraising opportunities, events and so much more! Or, contact us for more information at people4parkswindsor@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support!

 

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PayPal now available!

The Foundation is excited to offer its supporters with the option to donate online with PayPal! Visit our Donate page to learn more. Thank you for your continued support.

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Kick off celebration pictures

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Foundation Applauds Town Council’s Approval of Funding for Town Green Playground Expansion Design Documents

Rotary Club of Windsor Awards $25,000 to Foundation for Expansion Effort

(Windsor, CA) The Windsor Parks and Recreation Foundation applauds the Windsor Town Council’s approval of appropriating $15,000 to prepare project design and construction documents for the Town Green Playground Expansion project.The Foundation has chosen to support and fundraise for the expansion of the Town Green playground that will include the addition of enhanced and inclusive play elements that will be added to the existing two play structures.The total cost of the project is estimated at approximately $200,000.The Town had planned to complete the project in fiscal year 2012/13 by utilizing Capitol Redevelopment (RDA) Funds, however those funds are no longer available since the Governor dissolved RDAs statewide.

“The Foundation is excited to work with the Town and our community to help raise the necessary funds to complete this important project located in the heart of Windsor’s Town Green,” said Foundation President Warin Parker.“Momentum is growing in support of this project.We are honored to have received a grant from the Rotary Club of Windsor in the amount of $25,000 that will be used to help complete the expanded playground.The Foundation is grateful for the service and support provided by the Rotary Club of Windsor.Our community is family-oriented and that is reflected in the amount of youth that play on the Town Green.The expansion project will not only improve accessibility to the play structures for disabled youth, but will also provide a state-of-the-art social and play hub for youth and their parents.”

The primary goal of the Foundation will be to solicit and receive donations for a variety of playground elements for the project, such as shade structures, benches, seat walls with donor tiles and engraved brick pavers that will replace the decomposed granite walkway that parallels the existing timeline walk.

Established in 2011, the Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization, a separate legal entity from the Town of Windsor.The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders and volunteers working to enhance Windsor’s parks facilities and recreational programs by soliciting and raising private donations.Learn more about the Foundation online at www.windsorparks.org. For more information on the project, please contact Town of Windsor Parks and Recreation Director Donna Legge at (707) 838-5307.

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