The Building Our Future Project is a public-private partnership between The Barrow Community Foundation, Barrow County Schools, and business and community leaders to build a destination park and playground in Barrow County, Georgia.
The fundraising campaign began quietly in the Spring of 2022 and has raised over $3.7 Million so far. The public campaign has now officially launched with the final goal of raising $5.5 Million, with a ground breaking ceremony scheduled for May of 2023.
We invite you to make a pledge today and join us in building this exciting destination park.
% of Goal
Building Our Future Campaign Brochure (PDF)
Naming Opportunities (PDF)
Pledge Form (PDF)
|For more information on the project or how you can make a pledge, please contact Glenn Ver Steeg at (770) 846-3968.|
The Building Our Future Park Project will be developed on the Old Russell Middle School campus located at 84 W Midland Avenue in Winder, which is also home to the Center For Innovative Teaching.
The highlight of the park is the destination playground that is aimed to be one of the premier playgrounds in the state of Georgia. A truly integrated play area that caters to children of all ages, the playground will feature unique and challenging play pieces as well as ADA-accessible features for children with disabilities.
A wide variety of state-of-the-art play equipment will be surrounded by soft green turf, winding paths, picnic areas, a large pavilion, and shaded areas.
Play features include climbing blocks, swings, twisters, slides, climbing ropes, a zip line, ADA-accessible features, sensory pieces for children with autism, and more.
The large structure in the center of the playground is the “Barrowsaurus”, a one-of-a-kind in the world rope pyramid that is 27 feet high and 70 feet long, providing fun and challenging play for the entire family.
The Barrow Community Foundation is grateful to the many corporate and community leaders and volunteers who have dedicated their time and financial resources to this project.
Dr. Chris McMichael