More Partners Needed
El Paso County Parks Advisory Board honored four community donors as 2016 Partners in the Park with plaques at its monthly meeting on Wednesday.
The 2016 Partners in the Park
• Bob and Elly Hostetler for Fox Run Regional Park: The Hostetler’s are founding partners and have been supporting Fox Run Regional Park since 2009.
• Heuberger Subaru for Bear Creek Dog Park and Fox Run Dog Park: Heuberger Subaru has supported the Bear Creek Dog Park since 2010 and provided additional support for Fox Run Dog Park starting in 2013.
• GE Johnson Construction Company for Bear Creek Regional Park: GE Johnson has been a valuable partner supporting Bear Creek Regional Park for the past three years. GE Johnson also constructed a new bridge in the Bear Creek Regional Park in 2013.
• Gold Hill Mesa is the newest Partner with El Paso County Parks, supporting the Bear Creek Nature Center for the past two years. They are hosting a fundraiser for Bear Creek Nature Center at Gold Hill Mesa, Friday, April 7th from 5 pm to 8 pm.
“We would like to say thank you to these faithful partners,” said Community Outreach Coordinator Dana Nordstrom. “Without the generous contributions of our citizens, community partners and a multitude of volunteers, we couldn’t operate our County Parks as efficiently or effectively as we do. The Partners in the Park program is a prime example of El Paso County’s many public-private collaborations aimed at maximizing County resources while minimizing the cost to citizens.”
The “Partners in the Park” Program was created in 2009 to provide financial support for a designated community asset in the El Paso County Parks system. All donations are used exclusively for El Paso County Parks; to preserve open space, sustain park amenities and to ensure ongoing sustainability for a specific park. All donations are tax deductible.
Partners in the Park benefits include signage at the park entrance, Partners names on the County Parks website, usage of a pavilion and formal recognition by the Parks Advisory Board.
Nordstrom is currently looking for additional Partners specifically for Falcon Regional Park, Homestead Ranch Regional Park, El Paso County Fairgrounds, New Santa Fe Regional Trail, Black Forest Regional Park, Fountain Creek Nature Center and Fountain Creek Regional Park.
“The Hostetler’s are living proof that you don’t need to be a corporation to make a huge difference,” Nordstrom said.
If you or your company would be interested in lending your support to ongoing operations and maintenance of a favorite park, trail or nature center or just want to learn more about the Partners in the Park program, please contact Dana Nordstrom, at (719) 520-6983 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Dave Rose
Public Information Officer
Phone: 520-6540 Cell: 337-9239