MAINTAINING AND UPGRADING OUR WONDERFUL PARKS IN
Corning, New York
The Crystal City Parks Foundation (CCPF) was established in 2008 as a 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization. The mission of CCPF is to assist the City of Corning primarily in maintaining and upgrading the city’s parks. The defined role of CCPF is to hold money while collaborating with other organizations who raise funds to upgrade the city’s parks. CCPF is not a fundraising organization per se, but rather collaborates with other organizations in their fundraising activities by holding and distributing funds they raise.
On rare occasions, especially as it relates to Veterans Memorial Park (VMP) and the Tri-County First Responders Honor Park (FRHP), CCPF will coordinate the fundraising activities. To assist in fundraising, CCPF will collect donations using our tax-exempt charitable status and distribute those funds for the improvements to the parks.
First Responders Honor Park (Phase 2)
Expanding the park and adding a sculpture created by Barbie the Welder
Disc Golf Course at Denison Park
Collaborating with 20%ers Disc Golf organization and the City of Corning to install new baskets, tee pads, signage and tees
Cherry Blossom Trail at Denison Park
Collaborating with Corning Rotary, Community Foundation, Corning Enterprises, City of Corning DPW, and 20%ers Disc Golf to make the following improvements…
Our first project was in 2008 in which we provided 10 new picnic tables for Denison Park.
This fountain in Denison Park was restored and then dedicated on its 100th anniversary in 2012. The bench was also added to enhance the site.
City of Corning, Wenzel Contractors, Austin Construction, CMOG, Corning-Painted Post Historical Society, Various Individuals
An accessible swing was installed at Denison Park to allow both children and adults with accessibility issues to enjoy a swing ride.
AIM Independent Living Center, Pathways Inc., The ARC of Steuben, Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, City of Corning
VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
Enhancements to this park included a Veterans Flag of Honor and commemorative engraved pavers.
Corning Rotary, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion
New playground equipment was provided for both Houghton Park and Stewart Park.
City of Corning Parks and Recreation
FIRST RESPONDERS HONOR PARK
Located in Gang Mills, the Tri-County First Responders Honor Park features walkways and four Honor Beds with engraved pavers.
Steuben County DPW, Town of Gang Mills DPW, Town & County Police, NYS Police, FV Gang Mills Fire Dept.
PATHS & BENCHES
Renovations at Canfield Park included new paths and circles in existing locations along with new benches.
Southside Neighborhood Association, Corning Enterprises, City of Corning, Corning Rotary
POLE & POST REMOVAL
Goalposts and multiple telephone poles were removed at McKinney Park.
City of Corning