Better Parks--Stronger Neighborhoods!
Are you interested in sustaining and improving the vitality of Crystal’s parks and neighborhoods? If so, the Crystal Fund for Community Progress Board of Directors is seeking candidates like you.
In coordination with city hall, this independent, all-volunteer board explores ways to sustain and improve Crystal's parks and neighborhoods through private fundraising, grants, neighborhood engagement and leadership development.
Past and present group projects include
* Memory Lane Pond shoreline restoration
* Little Free Libraries in area parks
* "Expressions” and handicap accessible swings
* various landscaping projects.
The board is looking to establish a perennial plant sale this spring to help raise funds. Future priorities may include support of the master planning process and upgrade projects for Becker and Bassett Creek parks.
Within the broadly defined mission of the CFCP's Articles of Incorporation, the Board of Directors will focus on improving the visual and physical vitality of Crystal's neighborhoods. The CFCP will give special priority to those projects that draw neighborhood residents together in common cause. As envisioned, these projects will provide opportunities for nurturing neighborhood leadership, for engaging residents in mutual support and collective action, and for building neighborhood pride and chararcter.