With over $4 million raised so far and the goal to raise $5.5 million, we can reach the final goal with your help. Any size pledge or donation will make an impact. Please give today and help us bring this incredible destination to Barrow County.
The Building Our Future Project is a public-private partnership between The Barrow Community Foundation, Barrow County Schools, local businesses, and private citizens 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 $4 Million. 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.
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|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
We’d like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their generous support and investment in this project.
Brad & Vanessa Akins
Akins Ford, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM
David and Lori Bleth
Brantley Family Foundation
Vince & Leigh Caine
Philip & Shellie Gossling
Ken & Susan Greene
Harrison Poultry, Inc.
Hill’s Ace Hardware Building Supply
Dev. Authority of Winder-Barrow County
Kiwanis Club of Winder
Kenny & Carol Lumpkin
Chris & Paige Maddox
Keith & Lisa Maloof
Tricia & Jon Massey
Magbee Contractors Supply
Ben & Kelli McDaniel
Chris & Beth McMichael
Doug & Shauna Mitchell
Mitchell & Crunk Law Firm
Morgan Financial Service
Northeast Georgia Health System
Spring Mountain Center
Lewis & Ellen Petree
Bill & Gloria Ritter
Rotary Club of Winder
Sheats Structural Consulting
Steffanie Rivas Sorrells
Jimmy & Ellen Terrell
The Georgia Club Foundation
VanKirk Electric, Inc
Duane & Christy Ware
Byron & Shawn Williams
Winder Insurance Center
We need your help! This project is being funded by private donations from local businesses and citizens just like you. Leave a legacy and donate to this exciting project. Naming opportunities are available as well. Please contact Glenn VerSteeg at (770) 846-3968 or donate now using our donation page: donate today