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22 May 2024
Partners for Parks campaign TOPS $2 MILLION in Community Support

Partners for Parks campaign TOPS $2 MILLION in Community Support

Lakewood - May 22, 2024 - Partners for Parks is pleased to announce they have received a $350,000 capital grant from the Norcliffe Foundation. Partners for Parks is deeply grateful for this extraordinary grant and vote of confidence taking fundraising for the H-Barn Project at Fort Steilacoom Park to more than $2 million in gifts and multi-year pledges. Partners for Parks is leading the private-sector effort to raise $3.5 million toward H-Barn project costs of $7.5 million, which will in turn make possible an additional $4 million in public sector investments from the City of Lakewood.

23 February 2024
Lakewood mourns the loss of Retired Army Lieutenant General (LTG) William “Bill” Harrison

Lakewood mourns the loss of Retired Army Lieutenant General (LTG) William “Bill” Harrison

Lakewood — Feb. 23, 2024 — Partners for Parks lost Honorary Co-Chair, Retired Army Lieutenant General (LTG) William “Bill” Harrison last weekend and joins The City of Lakewood recognizing the passing of this great leader. 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.

10 August 2023
Partners for Parks Launches Awareness Events  for the H-Barn Restoration Project

Partners for Parks Launches Awareness Events for the H-Barn Restoration Project

Lakewood — Aug. 10, 2023 — Partners for Parks is building awareness and making its case for 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.

15 May 2023
Partners for Parks Announces $1 Million Grant for H-Barn Project

Partners for Parks Announces $1 Million Grant for H-Barn Project

LAKEWOOD — May 15, 2023 — Partners for Parks is pleased to announce a $1 million project grant from the Names Family Foundation in support of the H-Barn restoration project at Fort Steilacoom Park, a 350+ acre historic area in Lakewood, WA. The H-Barn Project is an innovative public-private partnership between the City of Lakewood and Partners for Parks, a 501c3 nonprofit organization committed to improving Lakewood area parks. This public-private partnership seeks to raise a total of $7.5 million by 2025. Partners for Parks is leading a $3.5 million fundraising effort within the private sector that will, in turn, support a $4 million public investment from the City of Lakewood. [read more]

08 March 2023
Partners for Parks Announces Historic H-Barn Restoration Project

Partners for Parks Announces Historic H-Barn Restoration Project

LAKEWOOD — March 8, 2023 — One of Lakewood’s most historic buildings, the H-Barn at Fort Steilacoom Park, is preparing to undergo a major restoration designed to benefit the entire Lakewood community and beyond. Partners for Parks, a nonprofit focused on enhancing the quality of life for Lakewood residents, is launching a fundraising project to support a $7.5 million public-private partnership. The nonprofit is passionate about parks and will be leading a $3.5 million private sector fundraising effort that will make possible a $4 million public investment from the City of Lakewood. Multiple fundraising strategies will be used to encourage private financial support from individuals, foundations, organizations and businesses in a major gift campaign carried out in two phases through 2023 and 2024 and concluding in the spring of 2025. [read more]

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