About the Flat Rock Park Foundation
Our Vision: We are dedicated to ensuring that The Park at Flat Rock endures for generations.
Our Mission: To secure resources for the development of The Park at Flat Rock.
The Park Foundation is a charitable vehicle with 501(c)(3) status, which allows us to accept philanthropic gifts that help develop The Park at Flat Rock and ensure its continuation for generations to come. In 2013, the Flat Rock Village Council established he Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation, Inc.
Since that time, perhaps you or your family members have taken a hike to see the beauty of our park from the perimeter trail. Your children or grandchildren may have enjoyed playing outdoors on the park’s world-class playground.
Early fundraising success of the Flat Rock Park Foundation garnered more than $900,000 from private sources to assist with funding to complete the Welcome Center, Bryan Playground, Quiet Place Shelter, and the Robert V. Staton pavilion. However, The Park is not yet complete and there is more to be done.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors governs the Flat Rock Park and Recreation Foundation, Inc., an independent corporation established in 2013 as a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) public charity.
The Park Foundation’s Board of Directors gives their time, talent and treasures to support The Park’s mission of securing resources for the development of The Park at Flat Rock. The following individuals serve on the Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 fiscal year
Board of Directors:
Albert Gooch (Council Rep)
Eleanor Bryan Mathews
James (Jim) Olson
Beth Sutton Clark
Director of Development
Grants Consultant & Development Advisor
History of the Park
In 2013, the Flat Rock Village Council purchased the Highland Lake Golf Course with the intention of creating a public park.
Opened to the public in December 2013, The Park at Flat Rock is a marvel. Formerly used only for agriculture and as a golf course, the land had excellent “bones” and through the vision of landscape architect Ed Lastein and the commitment of the Village, became The Park at Flat Rock.
Peaceful, green, and inviting, the park is a place for all generations to enjoy free play, unstructured recreation, curiosity, reflection, meditation, and contemplation that nurtures the human spirit.