Flat Rock Park Foundation kicks off trails campaign

May 23, 2017

In June, the Flat Rock Park Foundation, in concert with the Village of Flat Rock, will begin a $300,000 campaign to complete the trails included in the Village’s recently updated Park Master Plan. At the monthly meeting of the Flat Rock Park Foundation board of directors, a unanimous vote supported the one-for-one matching program for donor gifts to the upcoming trails campaign.

“Our community in Flat Rock and Henderson County has generously supported the Park at Flat Rock’s development in the early stages. Now more and more individuals and businesses have the opportunity to see this park fully develop into a world-class place,” said Duncan Fraser, president of the Flat Rock Park Foundation board of directors. “Richard Eppler’s generous estate gift was made with the hope of seeing it grow to support the park. Our board is pleased to announce that the planned trails expansion campaign will utilize up to $150,000 of Mr. Eppler’s gift to match donations from the community.”

“I walk in the park almost every morning and know, for myself as well as others, the benefits of walking and using the perimeter trail. The expansion of the trails will provide ways for me and others to cross through other areas of the park. That’s going to be a huge benefit for many people who may have physical limitations,” said Marcia Caserio, development chair. “The Flat Rock Park Foundation is committed to making the trail expansion a reality. The first of our efforts will be ‘Feast and Frolic,’ a dinner and dancing fundraising event on Aug. 12 at Kenmure.”

If you would like further information about how to be involved and attend the Aug. 12 event, contact Maurean Adams, 828-697-8100.

The Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2013 by the Village of Flat Rock, N.C., to help raise the funds required for the signature municipal park for the community. That vision includes opportunities for recreation, health, and education for all generations while preserving the natural beauty that draws visitors from far and wide to Western North Carolina.