Liberty Parks and Recreation Charitable Fund

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The Liberty’s Parks and Recreation Charitable Fund was established in 2006 as recommended by the 2002 Parks and Open Space Master. The Charitable Fund was established to create a parks expansion fund for neighborhood access to parks and green space, and to provide financial assistance to aid low-income youth and families to access programs through scholarship assistance.

Mission


The Liberty Parks and Recreation Charitable Fund (LPRCF) provides individuals, families, businesses and other organizations the means to financially contribute to the parks and recreation programs, projects and services benefiting the Liberty community.

Objective
To maintain or increase the parks and recreation service level, provide the ability to acquire property, develop, expand and renovate new public facilities and make major capital investments.
  
Our Parks and Recreation Department serves thousands of participants annually. But more than the numbers are the opportunities. Fathers and sons finding common ground in a sporting activity; at-risk kids finding a passion instead of choosing the wrong path in life; little girls learning not just to swim, but believing in themselves; or all of us reclaiming sanity from a walk along a peaceful trail.

Our Parks Work
We use them and cherish them. They teach us and bring us together. They are a source to draw business and national recognition. In 2011, when Liberty was included in the top 10 lists of Money Magazine's Best Places to Live and Family Circle's Best Towns for Families it was largely due to the vitality of our Parks system and the enrichment and quality of life it provides.

Our Park System Depends on Visionaries
Citizens who desire to set aside green space and build facilities. Today, we face both short term and long-term threats. Maintenance on facilities is being neglected due to lack of funds. New development in outlying areas of the city is creating the need for parks to be built in those areas. 

Where Will We Rank 20 Years From Now if We Let the Parks Decline?
We owe our parks to the generations before us, now it’s our turn to care.

Why do We Need a Charitable Fund? 
The LPRCF will allow for the development and implementation of highly desirable programs and projects that would otherwise be beyond the scope of traditional funding sources.