How Community Fundraising can Deliver Outstanding Accessible Parks
In just 16 months, the Township of Centre Wellington (population 30,000) built two of Ontario’s largest Accessible Destination parks. What’s more, most of the funds were raised by community members. The parks have become community focal points, attracting thousands of visitors a year and raising the bar for area parks. This presentation walks through the entire process, from inspiration to execution. It looks at why a small town needed to make big changes, what made a neighborhood band together, how social media came to play a large role, how the community made design and vendor decisions and how a project with a five- to eight-year timeline came together in two years.
A presentation from the 2015 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum and Trade Show