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The Community Parks Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and your membership fee or donation will be tax deductible. Its purpose is to promote and enhance community support for Eau Claire's parks and public recreational lands.

For goals, membership information, and donation information check out the brochure here. Please send all donations to: Eau Claire Community Parks Association, PO Box 741, Eau Claire, WI 54702-0741.  In addition, there are several specific Community Parks Association donation opportunities to choose from.  See below for your options:

  • ACTIVE AGING FITNESS PARK
    Active Aging Fitness Park at McDonough, 800 Centre Street in Eau Claire.  Working collaboratively with community partners, this project, when completed, will provide affordable and accessible exercise options that the old and young alike can enjoy. This park will also be accessible to individuals with spinal cord injuries and those with other mobility challenges. Our goal is to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of every user but with a specific focus on our aging population.
  • ANGEL OF HOPE  
    Angel of Hope Brick Application.  The Angel of Hope Memorial Garden located in Lakeview Cemetery is a place of reflection and remembrance for those who have lost a child of any age. You can add the memory of your lost loved one to this place by purchasing a memorial brick for a contribution of $125 or more. For more information view the application above. 

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  • BASEBALL HALL OF FAME  
    Carson Park Hank Aaron Plaza Brochure
    .  The Eau Claire Baseball History Committee, an informal group of baseball enthusiasts, organized in 2003 to save historical local baseball memorabilia, has developed a plan to recognize contributors to the city’s rich baseball tradition. Additions are made to the plaza around the Hank Aaron statue, at the Carson Park Baseball Stadium, to recognize three groups of people in a “Hall of Fame” manner. The first group in the Hall of Fame are, “Individuals or groups of people who made significant contributions to Eau Claire baseball.”  The second group of people are “Individuals who played on Eau Claire teams, as regular season roster players, and made it to a Major League Baseball roster as a player or bench coach.” The third group to be recognized is Eau Claire natives who played for minor league pro baseball teams.

 

  • Living Legacy Planting Program     

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Living Legacy Planting Program Application Form  For a donation of $300 the city will plant a tree in memory of, honor of, or to celebrate a moment in life (birth, anniversary, marriage etc). The donor(s) will be notified prior to the planting. A certificate will be given to the donor(s) recognizing their donation and their honoree.

In order to achieve the best survival rate and establishment, legacy trees to be planted in city cemeteries and parks must meet specifications and recommendations set forth by the Forestry Division of the Community Services Department.

The Forestry Division will aid in the selection of species and planting location (Phoenix Park is currently full). Legacy planting will meet the specifications of a grade 1 shade tree and be 2" caliber, balled and burlapped stock. The tree will be planted in either April or October, depending on species.

Plaques, markers or tags will not be placed at the tree but location maps and photos can be provided as the city computerized tree inventory program is developed. A certificate suitable for framing will be included.

 

  • Park Bench Program
    Benches can be purchased for a donation of $2,060 and are a great way to honor a birth, anniversary or celebrate the memory of a loved one. Benches can be placed within city parks or along the city trail system. (However, no more space is available at Phoenix Park.)

Plaques can be purchased by the donors through Awards and More in Eau Claire. They may be mounted by the donor or the Parks Division can mount the plaque. 

If you're interested in placing a bench, please contact our Parks Division at 715-839-5039 or email community services@eauclairewi.gov. After a location is agreed upon, you will fill out the form and submit payment on site.   

  • Phoenix PARK
    Sponsorship Information & Form. Sponsorship Opportunities for Phoenix Park include the Heritage Walk, Art In Phoenix Park, Trees, and the Clock Tower Electronic Kiosk. 
  • SKATEBOARD PARK
    Lakeshore Skateboard Park Information & Donation Forms. The Community Services Department encourages people to skateboard, roller blade and trick bike, but in safe and appropriate places. In August of 2013, the department installed a 3,000 square foot facility at Lakeshore Park. 
YOUTH TEAM SPONSORSHIP   
Are you interested in becoming a youth team sponsor for the ECPR Youth Leagues? Your company can help promote youth sports! Sponsors are needed to keep registration fees affordable, and to provide teams with uniforms and equipment. For more information click here.

 

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