2024 Spring Newsletter

H-Barn Project Campaign News Spring 2024 PDF Format

H-Barn Project Campaign News


Happy Spring from all of us at
Partners for Parks!

We are happy to share our community has come together and raised $1,588,904 million dollars of our $3.5 million dollar goal for private sector support of the H-Barn Project.

We want to express our gratitude to those who have made this progress possible.

Here is what we have been up to...

A Big Thank You to Clark Construction Clean Up Crew!
A team from Clark Construction provided a community service event in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They cleaned up and cleared out 50+ years of debris within the H-Barn, filling two semi truck sized dumpsters to make it easier to use the space for park maintenance purposes. Currently they are used for storage, however, we are dreaming of the day we can access the barns for community events.

*Fun fact: Clark Construction celebrated their 117th year in operation February, 2024.

In Memory

In February, Partners For Parks lost Honorary Co-Chair, Retired Army Lieutenant General (LTG) William “Bill” Harrison and joins the City of Lakewood in recognizing the passing of this great leader. General Harrison was a driving force behind the City of Lakewood’s incorporation and served as first mayor from 1995 through 2003, completing his service on the City Council in 2005. “Bill Harrison’s contributions to Lakewood are legion,” said Lakewood’s current mayor, Jason Whalen.   Read more...

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Photo courtesy of Eben Johnson
Partners for Parks Hosts Awareness Events for the
H-Barn Project

Partners for Parks is building awareness of the H-Barn Restoration Project and making its case for donor support through a series of small group gatherings with community leaders, neighbors and park enthusiasts interested in the H-Barn restoration project at Fort Steilacoom Park. Three such awareness events have been held. Thank you to our gracious hosts:

  • Dr. David & Peggy Kennel
  • David Betz & Natalie Humphrey
  • Mark & Joan Blanchard

Additional awareness events are in planned for the summer and fall of 2024. To learn more about the H-Barn restoration project, future awareness events, or to volunteer in support of this historic campaign, please visit https://partnersforparks.net/. 

Mark Your Calendars!

Saturday, July 20, 2024
City of Lakewood, SummerFEST  
Partners For Parks will host an information booth at SummerFEST, within Fort Steilacoom Park, to help spread community awareness and support for the H-Barn Project. Stop by for the latest updates, see an artist rendition of the finished restoration, have your questions answered, and share a fun coloring activity with the little ones. 

Saturday, September 28, 2024
H-Barn Project Community Event 
Partners For Parks will be hosting a fun filled community event outside the H-Barn within Fort Steilacoom Park. Details coming soon...

Partners for Parks looks forward to continuing our efforts to raise awareness and build support for the H-Barn Project at Fort Steilacoom Park.


Iconic barn is reborn
[Case for support]

If you'd like to join this historic effort...

For those of you still considering your own level of support for the H-Barn Project, we'd love to hear from YOU. Simply click on our case for support for more details or contact us directly. "It takes a village!"