ROCHESTER — Friends of the Fulton County Parks and Recreation received a $25,000 grant from the Fulton County Community Foundation to help with improvements at Richland Restoration Nature Park.
The park, located on CR 450N between Old US 31 and US 31, offers 60 acres of diverse outdoor recreational activities.
Phase two 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 [email protected] Donations can be mailed to Friends of the Fulton County Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 462, Rochester IN 46975.
This marks the second round of grants provided to the park project from the FCCF. 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, call Brian Johnson, director of development, at (574) 224-3223 or email [email protected]