Park Pride Awards $100,000 to Mountain Way Common

Phase 1 Trail & Bridge

Funds Support Phase One Capital Improvements

The holidays came early to Mountain Way Common with the December 2013 announcement that we were awarded a $100,000 Park Pride Legacy Grant for 2014. The grant will support the Phase One Plan of the park’s development, which includes the installation of a prefabricated steel pedestrian bridge, a natural walking trail, and several benches. In order to receive the full funding, we must match the $100,000 by December 31, 2014.

This grant represents a tremendous vote of confidence in our neighborhood’s effort to convert a neglected and unused area into a space that will be a source of pride for the entire area.

Funding Goal

76% of Phase One Natural Trail Goal Reached

As if this news isn’t good enough, there is more! Mountain Way Common recently received a $20,000 commitment from an anonymous donor. Together with funding from previous fundraisers, including this year’s Denim & Diamonds Gala, this gift puts us at 76% of the anticipated project costs for Phase One with a natural, mulched trail. To reach the $210,000 goal for a bare-bones but workable Phase One, we must raise a minimum of $50,000.

We don’t want to stop there, however. By raising $120,000, we will be able to install a permanent walking trail using a combination of paved and crushed granite surfaces plus other amenities like park signage, landscaping, and trash cans.

Help fully fund Phase One by 12/31/14

Imagine yourself on a walking trail in your own neighborhood. As you pause to talk to a neighbor on the new footbridge, you can hear the water flowing in Little Nancy Creek and forget for just a minute that you are in the middle of one of the city’s most bustling neighborhoods. What is an experience like that worth to you?

Your support is essential to make Mountain Way Common a reality. Raising $120,000 in the next 12 months will allow us to both meet the Park Pride challenge grant and fully fund other projects included in the Phase One Plan. We are asking you to consider joining a limited group of your neighbors as a Founding Friend of Mountain Way Common by making a gift at the $2,500 or higher level. This group of 50 supporters will be recognized on a plaque in the park. If you cannot participate as a Founding Friend, please consider making a gift in support of our neighborhood park at whatever level you can. You can make your donation online.

Thank you in advance for supporting Mountain Way Common. This park will be a place where our entire neighborhood can come together. Let’s start by coming together to meet the fundraising challenge before us!