Take Down the Walls Campaign
On December 4th, we received a letter from Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner Jim Montgomery that they have approved our application for matching funds to remove the two stone barrier walls from the 1960s.
This represents Phase One of construction for our significantly renovated park. We hope to be able to repurpose some of the granite from these walls for other features in the park.
After the walls come down, new things can go up, like a playground in the North Field and a dog park in the South Field.
But We Need Your Help!
DCR’s total budget for this project is $208,700. The Charlesgate Alliance will pay for $104,350. We have raised $34,020. The Emerald Necklace Conservancy has given us $18,660 for the project from last year’s Party in the Park fundraiser. That is roughly half of the money right there! However, we are still actively fundraising for the project.