Together we are building community through the use of purposeful programming provided in our parks and recreation spaces.

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DID YOU KNOW?
The Wyoming Recreation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2013 to enhance, promote, and lend financial stability to the recreational and quality of life offerings in the community; particularly in the areas of programming, facilities, services, and community events. With the use of our advanced programming efforts and Village Green property enhancement, we are on a mission to create a thriving ecosystem based around the City of Wyoming’s core Master Plan initiatives. Click here to view the current Master Plan.

OUR CORE INITIATIVES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
1) Diversity & Inclusion – build an inclusive community where ALL feel included and welcomed.
2) The Arts – infuse the arts into our government entity.
3) Sustainability Education – provide sustainability education and continue to do our best to become a sustainable community.
4) Health & Wellness – grow health and wellness within our city center.
5) Small Business Development – provide our small businesses a platform to market themselves through events.
6) Regional Development – build relationships with our adjoining neighbors within the Mill Creek Valley region.

PAST PROJECTS
The Wyoming Recreation has funded projects such as: The Sharrows Project, the Wyoming Tennis Court Construction Project, the Green Areas Foresters, the Generations Together Program, Wyoming Civic Center Renovation Project, the Kattelmann Property Project, and community events such as- Wyoming Exotic Wheels and Wine, Fall Festival, Fourth of July, Taste the Love: World Food + Music Festival, and Fire Up the Pike: Food + Music Festival.

WHAT’S NEXT?
In January 2019, Station Family + BBQ landed as a staple destination within the Village Green property. As warmer months approached, the proximity of the gazebo to Station’s patio was no longer a substantial layout to accommodate the number of community events held within the space each year. The gazebo feature on the Village Green also does not provide an appropriate stage for live performing artists, lighting, and sound equipment.

LONG LIVE THE GAZEBO
What has been identified, is to move the iconic gazebo feature to the Civic Center property which can now appropriately accommodate weddings and special events. This will allow the history of the gazebo to remain within the community and shared for years to come.

THE VISION
With the help of Senior Landscape Architect and public design contest winner, Ryan Geismar, there is a solidified design and budget plan for a Permanent Performance Pavilion to be added to the Village Green property. Ryan, along with his landscape architecture firm Human Nature, has led the design of Washington Park, Ziegler Park, Lytle Park, and other similar projects.

The vision with this space is to enhance programming and events within our city center. This year can you join in and provide a space that welcomes the arts, culture, entertainment, and community gatherings within the heart of the Village and downtown area for generations to come?

BUILDING COMMUNITY
The budget to accomplish the first phase of construction is $300,000. This would provide a state-of-the-art performance pavilion for the utilization of our entire region. We are also looking to go a step further to better serve our community.

The second phase of construction has a focus on sustainability education and will cost an additional $200,000, completing the project. This will provide a living wall by Urban Blooms, as well as a number of sustainability education features ranging from pollinator gardens to rainwater harvesting.

The Wyoming Recreation Foundation has come up with a unique sponsor plan including customized pavers to leave a lasting mark on the Village Green property. The goal is to have the pavilion built out by the end of 2020. Here are some ways you can help bring the vision to life:

1. Join the WRF’s Capital Campaign Committee
2. Help as a fund-raising volunteer
3. Contribute as a Presenting Sponsor ($100,000), a Title Sponsor ($50,000), a Premier Sponsor ($25,000), an Achievement Sponsor ($10,000), a Legacy Sponsor ($5,000) a Civic Sponsor ($1,000) or a Community Sponsor ($500) Each sponsorship level includes permanent recognition at the site.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our Wyoming Village Green pavilion, click here for a detailed sponsorship proposal and benefits. If you are ready to commit to a donation today, please print and fill out the sponsorship forms in the link above. You can pay by check, or make an electronic payment on the “Donate Here” button below. All checks and forms (even with electronic payment option) will need to be mailed to: Wyoming Recreation Foundation, 800 Oak Avenue, Wyoming OH  45215.

Additionally, we will follow up to see if you have any questions we can answer about the proposal. Thank you in advance for taking the time to review our sponsorship proposal package. Please keep in mind all donations are tax-deductible.

For more information about the Foundation and/or event sponsorship opportunities, contact WRF Fundraising Chair, Monica Tuck (513)-256-4338 or mtuck@wyomingohio.gov or City Manager, Lynn Tetley at ltetley@wyomingohio.gov.

STAY TUNED:
Taste the Love: World Food + Music Festival: May 9, 2020
LIVE on the Green: Summer Concert Series: June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 5
FITNESS on the Green: Summer Fitness Series: June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29
Fire Up the Pike: Food + Music Festival: September 26, 2020

CRESCENT PARK UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND:
A universally accessible playground in Crescent Park is a key asset to the downtown business district. This location is desirable due to parking, ease of access, and proximity to the downtown Wyoming business district. The Buildings and Equipment Committee has engaged local families with children of diverse needs to help with the design concept and layout.

The total cost estimate for the structure is $421,323. A local donor has pledged $60,000 and the City has begun raising funds as well. In addition, the City of Wyoming made a request for funding to the State of Ohio in the amount of $150,000 which has been selected for funding, pending legislative approval. An application for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding in the amount of $115,000 for appropriation in 2021 is pending as well. The City of Wyoming continues to seek additional private donations, grant funding opportunities, and in-kind donations.

Existing playgrounds in the region are not conducive for families with children with varying abilities and this concept would be a regional draw. The design of our playground includes activities for mobility users and sensory disorders. The Village of Lockland and Village of Woodlawn have submitted letters of support for state appropriation. Additionally, playgrounds such as this can serve as an economic driver in a community as it brings new visitors to an area.

If you are interested in making a donation towards the universally accessible improvements and play features at Crescent Park please click on the Donate Here button below.