Valdese Lakeside Park Update

Where are we now?

  • Applications have been submitted to the state for 2 grants to help purchase the 300 acres ($1M).
  • Pledges have been made by the Rostan Family Foundation ($300K) and Kellex Seating ($100K) to complete the purchase of the land once the grants are awarded.
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge has pledged $50K toward park amenities once the land is acquired.
  • On top of that, almost $47K has been pledged by generous people, small businesses and civic groups to help with amenities.

What is next?

  • Grant recipients will be announced in August and in September.
  • Once we know we have the money to purchase the land, public input will be taken for what features should be at the park.
  • We are continuing to collect pledges for park amenities. The more money we have promised, the sooner park features can be built. Pledge Today

I need to start at the beginning – before the update


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