We are an all volunteer organization formed in 2010 when our park was threatened with closure. In the beginning, the park was in dire need of funds to just keep its gates open. Answering that need, $26,000 was raised in just 6 weeks. Now we continue to support the park in many different ways.
MEET THE BOARD
Susan Insalaco – finance person extraordinaire
Robert Cooper, small business owner and part of the Superstition Search & Rescue team
Kim Grady, instructional technologist and advanced technology education consultant at BehaveHeuristics, LLC
Barb Linkins – member, honorary for life, seeking new adventures now
Members “At-Large”: Jim & Jane Potoki, Georgy Naimoli, Elan Vallender
WE CONSIDER OURSELVES SUCCESSFUL IF WE ARE:
- Providing a means for the park to acquire equipment, supplies and material needed for park maintenance and improvements (what this saves the park, how it benefits the park and the people, changes/improvements made as a result of this)*
- Creating programs and interest in the park (attendance at a program as an example and the benefit/reach of the program, schools/groups involved, tangibles created as a result e.g.: we’d like to see tangibles such as after-school-clubs established as a result of having these programs available in the park)*
- Cultivating partnerships and involvement (see our Support page for a list, FLDSP volunteer members and hours toward fundraising/program/project participation)*
*How we track our success: of course we track funds we raise/contribute, but the real impact/how we measure our success is listed in the parenthesis.
OUR 2018 GOALS
- Our Solar Trail project with components that are a resource to the science and education community is our first major trail upgrade. This project was inspired by the many astronomical programs in our park. 10 solar system features are being created in 4 phases. Fundraising is needed for each feature. See the Solar Trail project Phase One for more information and progress updates.
- Dog park in the park seeks to create a comfortable and safe place for park guests and their pets to enjoy. It features a large open space for lots of woofs and play, seating, and shade.
This website, last visited September, 2016, should knock sense into anybody, any government, that tries to shut down our parks EVER again: http://www.azstateparks.gov/board/comments.html