One mother’s love of reading to her children motivated her to give back. And, her generous gift has snowballed into a monthly educational program for children. Continue reading
Our first Valdese Lakeside Park Group Walk on the Greenway of this year kicked off on Super Bowl Sunday. Thirty people enjoyed the 2.6 mile walk along Lake Rhodhiss and McGalliard Creek enhanced by the unseasonably warm weather. Adventurers also tried out the new connector trail to Meditation Point. The FVR Trail Blazers have been working on this trail since December and hikers gave it a thumbs up – even though there is a little more work to be done before completion. Join the group walk next month – Sunday, March 1 at 2:00 pm.
After 4 trail building workdays, amazing progress is being made at Valdese Lakeside Park. The FVR Trail Blazers meet the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month at 9 am to work on the trail from the greenway to Meditation Point. Find us at the start of the greenway between the blue trail and the ribbon cutting area.
There are jobs for all abilities – digging out roots, raking trail clear, cutting out trail with a rogue hoe, hauling off down limbs, cutting briars. If that isn’t your cup of tea … the cove always needs cleaning. Continue reading
The Wilderness Gateway State Trail Public Input Meeting included 29 folks from Valdese!! This included Town Manager Seth Eckard, Parks and Recreation Director Doug Knight, Town Councilman Roy Sweezy, FVR President Beth Heile and 13 FVR members. Continue reading
Friends of the Valdese Rec organized a public input meeting at McGalliard Falls Park to discuss possible improvements to the park and a state grant opportunity. Continue reading
The second annual New Year’s Resolution Trail Runs took place on January 1, 2020 on a cold but sunny morning. 5K and 10K runners started at the same time on a road that took them to the Valdese Lakeside Park trails where they split onto different courses. Proceeds from the event go to Valdese Lakeside Park amenities. Continue reading
To save $6,000 on Phase 1 amenities, Friends of the Valdese Rec will be hand building a trail from the greenway to the Wildlife Viewing Platform (at Meditation Point) – instead of paying a professional with a machine. Continue reading
On Friday, November 1, Friends of the Valdese Rec hosted an event to celebrate the grants, donations, volunteer hours and participation given to Valdese Lakeside Park. Continue reading
On Monday, October 7, Friends of the Valdese Rec hosted a covered dish picnic lunch for the community. Held in the Kellex Seating picnic area, about 30 people enjoyed the overcast fall afternoon that included plenty of delicious food and lots of conversation. Several attendees took to the trails after lunch.