Crozet Park Update – $7k to Go!

From Crozet Park’s newsletter:

1. Good news- after about year and half of fundraising we as a community have raised nearly $193,000 That puts us just $7,000 away from our goal of $200,000 on the community match. We have until SEPT 01 – one month to close the gap – we have that deadline from a local foundation in order to receive a grant from them.   

The July 2nd weekend events of the Swing Dance and the fireworks raised about $10,000 for this campaign. ?

2. Bad news – despite all of the fundraising we didn’t make the early June deadline to put the down payment needed for fall/winter opening on the dome so it will NOT happen for this upcoming winter season.?

3. Where does that leave us now? Finish the remaining $7,000 so we can get the local grant and helping the park raise the final portion of their part of the pledge.   

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Quickstart Tennis at Crozet Park

via Press Release:

QCV is pleased to announce it is partnering with Claudius Crozet Park in Crozet, VA to reintroduce tennis to the 50-year-old park and provide three permanent QuickStart Tennis courts for kids in western Albemarle County and two regulation courts for players of all ages. Both organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofits with histories of productive collaborations, community outreach and tangible, goal-oriented results.

Lynda Harrill, QCV Founder, says, “Kids need kid-sized courts to play on. Permanent 36-foot courts make it possible for kids to jump on a court and play any time they want. Spontaneous play is a big part of the USTA’s Competency Progression for kids and an integral part of the “Tennis Pathway” we are building in our community. Last summer QCV found out the Crozet Park Board wanted to reinstate their tennis courts and persuaded them to include QuickStart Tennis in their plans.
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Recycle Your Christmas Tree At Crozet Park

Via press release:

Trees will be recycled into free mulch for the public

It’s almost that time of year again! As in the past, the Albemarle County Parks & Recreation Dept will host its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program beginning December 26, 2010 through January 17, 2011. The Christmas Tree Recycling Program collects discarded Christmas trees which are chipped into mulch and then offered to the public at no cost. This program has been in operation since 1988 and recycles over 3400 trees each year; which in turn yields over 144 cubic yards of mulch. Not only does this recycling program provide citizens a place to dispose of a potentially large and cumbersome item, it also reduces the impact on our landfill.

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Party for the PARC a Great Success

From Crozet Park:

A huge thank you to all those who contributed and to all those who attended the Party for the PARC event at King Family Vineyards last Friday.  The community event featured music, great food and drink, and a silent and live auction.  We raised $51,000 for the Crozet Park Aquatic and Recreation Center.   We are so close to our goal!  and working hard to open the facility in 2011!  Visit for more information.


Claudius Crozet Park, Inc.

Update 21 November 2010:

It has been a week since our Party for the PARC live auction event at King Family Vineyard. We simply cannot be happier with the support of our community. It took a team of dedicated volunteers to organize this event, generous donors as well as a stellar turn out from our community who bid on items and wrote many, many checks.  We are very pleased to report that we raised $51,000! This amount simply surpassed all our expectations. THANK YOU TO ALL!

We are closer than ever to the PHASE ONE of our long range planning, which is installing a dome over Crozet Park Pool allowing year-round swimming in our community. But we are not quite there yet.

Please consider donating to Crozet PARC if you have not already. You can do so by making a check out to Crozet PARC and mailing it to

Crozet PARC?PO Box 171?Crozet, VA 22932

or make a donation on-line by going to

Party for the PARC – 12 November 2010

PARTY FOR THE PARC – Our First Annual Fundraiser – Friday November 12, 2010

King Family Vineyard – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Music by the Rick Olivarez Trio Heavy Hors d’oeuvres by L’etoile, Da Luca, Pesto Mediterranean, Three Notch’d Grill Desserts by Mudhouse and Carpe Donut Local Beer provided by Blue Mountain Brewery Featuring King Family Vineyard Wines Local Cider by Chiles Orchard Live and Silent Auction.  

Auctioneer: Larry Batton

Click here to view a sampling of the offerings. To help support this event, please click here.  To be added to the invitation list, contact Peggy Ehrenberg.

Read more in the invitation.

Also –

This is truly a community fund raiser – a way for local folks help make their community better. So I’m passing it along to the Crozet Community Association.

For the first time that Crozet Park is holding a fundraiser outside of Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival. We’ve been awarded a local matching grant for the Crozet PARC (park, aquatics and recreation center) project from the Perry Foundation and must match the money to receive the grant.     We are holding this special fundraiser on Friday Nov. 12, at the King Family Vineyard with a silent/ live auction, music, local beer, wine and hour d’ ourves catered by L’toile.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are expected to sell out early- submit your contact info to the If you would like to attend or possibly donate to our silent auction by clicking on ” Support Our Expansion”. Additionally highlights of the upcoming event, the form to donate or advertise at the event are also available on the web-site.

With local community support we can meet our goal of year round swimming here in Crozet by next fall.  It would also mean that WAHS swimmers would have a home here in Crozet.

See you on Friday Nov 12th at 7pm at the King Family Vineyard!

The Crozet PARC organizing committee