New Richland Restoration Nature Park receives more grant funding from FCCF

19 Apr New Richland Restoration Nature Park receives more grant funding from FCCF

The Friends of the Fulton County Parks and Recreation received a $25,000 from the Fulton County Community Foundation (FCCF) to help with improvements at Richland Restoration Nature Park. The park, located on 450 N between Old US 31 and Highway 31, offers 60 acers of diverse outdoor recreational activities. Phase 2 improvements supported by this grant will include additional parking, a third pavilion, expansion of walking trails, a dog park, and electricity.

The Community Foundation has also offered a matching opportunity of $15,000. All contributions to the Friends of the Park designated for Richland Restoration Nature Park will be matched $1 for $1 up to $15,000 total. More than $5,000 of the goal has already been raised.  Donors interested in participating in the matching opportunity should contact Friends of the Parks treasurer Bill Walsh by phone at (574) 835-3601, by email to fultoncoparks@rtcol.com. Donations can be mailed to Friends of the Fulton County Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 462, Rochester Indiana 46975.

This marks the second round of grants provided to the park project from the FCCF. The FCCF provided $25,000 to support the first phase of improvements. These projects included land preparation, installation of two pavilions, concrete walkways, and walking trails.

For more information on grants through the Community Foundation, please feel free to call Brian Johnson Director of Development at 574-224-3223.