Donations are Needed for a Bridge and Amenities
Current donations will help fund a 128 foot bridge across McGalliard Creek and park amenities. Groundbreaking for Phase 1 will be in May 2020 and completed Winter 2020 (hopefully). Donors of $100 and above will be recognized at the park and on our web site. A donor’s contributions are all added together for one listing.

Donate Today via Mailed Check  or Paypal Link

You can also use the Donate button on our Facebook Page – we are charged no fees for this service.

Raise Money to Raise the Bridge!

The town did not get the RTP grant this year to help fund the bridge. It is up to us to Bridge the Gap. Please donate today! If the bridge does not happen (total amount cannot be raised in a reasonable amount of time, problem getting easement for land, other unforeseen problem, etc), donations will go to amenities. 

Phase 1 is funded.

Valdese was awarded a $285K PARTF Grant for restrooms, picnic area, dog park, wildlife viewing platform, kayak launch, walking trail to viewing platform, parking, entry road at Valdese Lakeside Park.  The town also received a $200K grant to help with the 10 foot wide crushed cinder greenway. Donations from the community will match the grants and help fund the amenities. The budget for this phase is $762,001.

Support Friends of the Valdese Rec’s mission by leaving us a bequest. A bequest is a gift made to charity in your will or trust. Below is some basic bequest language to assist you and your attorney.

I hereby, give, devise and bequeath $_______ or _____% of the remainder of my estate to Friends of the Valdese Rec, Inc. , a non-profit organization located in Valdese, NC, Federal Tax ID #47-3614341, to be used for its general purposes.

Grants will also be applied for to help pay for the park. If you know of grants not on this list, let us know. Showing the community supports the park via donations is helpful in the grant application process.