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KayLeigh R
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7656 State Route 22
(West Chazy )
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Park-a-Palooza Fundraiser & Field Day

the project

Originally founded in 1970, West Chazy Recreation Park has been through many rough upstate New York winters and needs some TLC. We need your help to revitalize current amenities and add new ones.

West Chazy Recreation Park is committed to providing a people focused park and our space is equipped with a pavilion for family gatherings, restrooms, basketball/tennis courts, playground equipment, ball fields and hosts youth sports. But the condition of existing infrastructure and playground equipment is extremely poor and has been identified as a safety hazard. This is where you come in -- it's as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Your donation will go towards:

  • Installing new ADA compliant playground equipment
  • Refurbishing the restrooms
  • Resurfacing the tennis and basketball courts 
  • Installing an multi-season walking path

2. With your help, our project will postivitely impact the health of West Chazy residents and:

  • Help to reduce student and adult obesity rates of 37.3% and 64%, respectively*, in our county
  • Provide an inclusive park space for residents of all ages and abilities
  • Enabling everyone to be active in a safe environment right in their back yards 
  • Foster active lifestyles in our residents and reduce incidences of chronic disease
  • Build a happier and healthier community

3. Your donation will be matched. The first $10,000 will be matched by the New York State Health Foundation's matching grant challenge!

* See stats at the bottom of the page.

the steps

During our fundraiser, we'll be hosting events and other activities to engage our community around this effort. Check out news, events and updates here!

After we've raised these funds, we'll be able to:

  • Install ADA compliant playground equipment
  • Resurface basketball and tennis courts 
  • Create 3/4 mile multi-use trail around the perimeter of the park
  • Install security system
  • Refurbish two restrooms

why we're doing it

We've got a big job to do but we are up for the challenge! The wellbeing of our community is worth it. Here are some other things you'll want to know about us and our work.

Clinton County Statistics

  • 64% of adults are overweight or obese*
  • 37.3% of students iare obese*
  • 45% of residents sometimes or often have difficulty getting to a store to buy food**

Active lifestyles for West Chazy Residents

We know that transportation can be a barrier for our residents and since this park is the only recreation space available in the village we want to make it the best it can be. Due to its current condition, the space is extremely underutilized, leaving our residents sedentary. Revitalizing the park and its equipment will enable residents of all ages and abilities to be active in a safe environment right in their back yards. Fostering active lifestyles in our residents will lead to fewer incidences of chronic disease leaving us with a happier and healthier community.

The West Chazy Recreation Park Revitalization Committee

Our committee was formed in November 2017 to organize and implement sustainable built environment changes that will positively impact the health of our residents. Our overarching goal is to create and foster a multi-age, multi-season, inclusive recreation park where residents and visitors can exercise as a family in a safe, healthy environment.

Complete Streets Resolution
The West Chazy Recreation Park, established in 1970, is centrally located in the village, directly behind the Volunteer Fire Department, adjacent to the U.S. Post Office and a short walk from the library. Sidewalks allow residents to safely walk, bike or roll to the park and the Town of Chazy is pursuing the adoption of a Complete Streets Resolution to ensure that the safety of our roadways, sidewalks and residents are in the forefront of all future projects. 

 

*New York State Dept. of Health Research.

 

**Clinton County Healthy Dept. Research.

 

The tax deductibility of your contribution may be affected by goods or services received. Please contact your financial advisor with questions regarding your donation.

budget

Disbursed Budget (6.13.17):



RAISED = $20,645.00
less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $600.29
TOTAL TO DISBURSE = $20,009.71

Original budget:

Playground Equipment - $18,000.00

Resurfacing the Tennis and Basketball Courts - $22,000.00

Multi-Use, Multi-Season Trail - $15,000.00

Security System - $2,500.00

Refurbish Restrooms and Pavilion - $3,000.00



SUBTOTAL = $50,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $1,500
TOTAL TO RAISE = $51,535

 

updates

Park-a-Palooza Fundraiser & Field Day

Event April 14th- Bottle Drive!

EVENT on 2/10/18: Completely Stranded Comedy Show & Dinner

Daily Lottery Number Fundraiser

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • friend of the park
  • West Chazy Holiness Camp
  • Sondra & Bobby M.
  • alhassan mohammed lawal
  • Nikki Davison
  • Woodmen Life Chapter 462
  • Crystal Palmer Svendsen
  • Black Sheep Farms & Florist
  • West Chazy Community Church
  • Msgr. Lawrence Deno
  • Msgr. Lawrence Deno
  • Sue Coonrod
  • Friends-Lotto
  • Friends-Lotto
  • Kelsey B
  • Chazy Orchards
  • Charlotte Johnson
  • Raville Painting
  • Fred & Judy Brean
  • Rudy Bobka
  • Kelli van weort
  • Girouxs Poultry Farm
  • Edra,Emily,Guma,Casey,Liz,Pat,Chad
  • Sean C.
  • friend of park
  • Friend of park
  • friend of the park
  • Kelly & Miles Moody
  • Michele Branon
  • Jerry & Lisa D
  • Custom Canvas by Norty
  • Dylan & KayLeigh R.
  • Eloise R.
  • Scott F.