AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2017, WE NEED $55,000 TO PURCHASE AND INSTALL THE FINAL BOULDER AND COMPLETE THE PROJECT. PLEASE HELP US CLIMB!
The price for a project of this magnitude is steep but the impact justifies the expense. The project adds value to a community that thrives on outdoor recreation. Tucker Boulder Park is a public park so there is no cost to those who want to climb and it encourages engagement in a healthy activity. Here's the $543,000 budget break down:
- $120,000 Trail Connector - funded with a WV DOH Recreational Trail grant and private donations.
- $67,292 site prep, concrete pads & rim, rubberized mulch, handicapped parking
- $48,000 engineering and landscaping
- $260,000 three manufactured climbing boulders 400sf, 700sf, 1300 sf
- $17,350 park benches, signage, bike rack, trash receptacles
- $29,000 grant administration, legal
Project outcomes and status:
- Spark revitalization of the Davis Ball Field.
In progress. Additional amenities are under consideration by the Town of Davis P&R. With 2 of the 3 boulders installed, the park opened for climbing in August 2017 and the response has exceeded expectations. Local and visitor traffic to the park is steady (weather permitting).
- Create trail connector to Allegheny Highlands Trail.
In progress - construction expected in 2018.
- Raise awareness and support for Tucker County EMS.
Donors have the option of giving a portion of their donation to support local EMS. To date, more than $17,000 has been donated to an endowment for TC EMS managed by Tucker Community Foundation.
- Provide a unique recreational venue for residents and visitors.
To the best of our knowledge there is not a similar boulder park project in the mid-Atlantic region and possibly the entire East Coast. The project has attracted interest from AL to NY.
- Encourage healthy activities and life styles.
The sport of climbing serves to build stamina and increase strength. It builds problem-solving skills, improves hand-eye coordination, reduces stress, burns calories, and builds confidence and self-reliance. The park has attracted even the skeptics among us who now fully appreciate and enjoy the new play space.
How to donate
To make an online donation via PayPal, click here. To mail in your donation, write a check payable to “TC Rocks” and mail it to the following address:
TCF - TC Rocks
737 William Ave., Suite 1
Davis, WV 26260
Please note if you would like a portion of your donation to benefit the TC EMS Fund.
Run For It
Run For It is an annual 2k walk and 5k race around the streets of Davis that raises awareness and thousands of dollars for community causes. The 2018 race is scheduled for 11 am, Saturday, September 29.
Team Boulder Park raiseS funds in support of the third and final boulder planned for the park. Join the team and half of your $10 entry fee will be donated to the project. Sponsor the team by donating online or by snail mail before Sept. 15, 2018 to help Team Boulder Park leverage additional support.
Speed is not required to win. Entry fee proceeds, team sponsor support, and cash awards benefit the team's cause.
|9:30 am||Race Day Registration Closes|
|10:00 am||Team Photo|
|11:00 am||Race starts (Davis Fire Hall, 610 William Ave, Davis, WV)|
|1:00 pm||Aware Ceremony|
Enjoy music, food, and Leaf Peeper Festivities after the race.
For more information visit www.tuckerfoundation.net/run.
Tucker Community Foundation is seeking grant support and donations from the general public to help complete the park. More than $400,000 in grant funding and private donations has been secured to install two of the three boulders planned for the park. We are in the climb for the final boulder, a 700sf boulder that will complete the park. To order the boulder, we need to raise $55,000.
Donations of any size help us leverage matching funds. Donors contributing more than $1,000 have the option to be recognized on a bronze plaque planned for the park. Donors contributing $10,000 or more can name a large landscaping rock.
Every donation—whatever the amount—helps us climb!
Admission to Tucker Boulder Park is free.
Donors to the Tucker Boulder Park project also benefit Tucker County Emergency Medical Services. Donors are recognized according to the level of support. Requests for anonymity will be honored.
- Donor’s name will be recognized on a large landscaping rock at the park
- Donor will head the list on a recognition plaque at the park.
- Donor will be multi-listed on the recognition plaque at the park.
- Donor is recognized in the TCF Newsletter and Annual Report listing