City Council Meeting  - Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 7:00pm

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OVER $632,000 IN GRANTS AWARDED TO IMPROVE FORD'S POND!!

Ford’s Pond Park Will See Major Improvements Next Year

The City of Sutherlin in partnership with Friends of Ford’s Pond, has been awarded two Oregon Parks and Recreation Department grants totaling $632,086 to improve visitor access at the 202-acre Ford’s Pond Community Park. Along with a $5,000 C. Giles Hunt grant awarded to the Friends of Ford’s Pond and $11,000 raised through the nonprofit’s fundraising, the Sutherlin Chamber of Commerce has committed $50,000 from their tourism lodging tax. Improvements will focus on ADA-accessible parking and walking paths. The Friends of Ford’s Pond will continue to assist the city with grant writing and other fundraising for a permanent restroom, playgrounds, and picnic pavilions. Donations supporting these future projects can be made through the Friends’ website: www.fordspond.org
 
Construction is scheduled to begin Summer 2020. We are working to develop Ford’s Pond, an undeveloped recreational site, west of Sutherlin, into a community recreational asset for all to enjoy. We envision Ford’s Pond, to become a favorite destination for many inside and outside the Sutherlin area.