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Friends of Fulton Parks
Friends of Fulton Parks Inc. values Fulton’s city parks as family-friendly places to exercise, play, relax, and rejuvenate, and as nourishment for inspiration and imagination. Their purpose is to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors and to increase community pride by collaboratively revitalizing the parks. Their goal is to see an increased use-capacity at each park, providing diverse opportunities for physical activity and emotional well-being which support local economic development and address expressed needs and interests of local residents. They seek win-win situations for residents.
Since 2014, Friends of Fulton Parks has accomplished improvements at several parks through support from our community. Improvements include playground safety surfacing at Voorhees and new play equipment with safety surfacing for ages 5-12 at Hulett.
At Foster Park, new play equipment with safety surfacing was installed, and the pavilion received new roofing and paint. Fitness equipment for ages 13 and older replaced an unsafe swing set at Recreation Park, and existing equipment was refurbished with safety surfacing.
The pavilion was completely refurbished for public use, replacing all support beams and roofing, and adding a cement foundation and accessible path.
All of this was accomplished by hundreds of volunteers from the community, through local fundraisers and contributions from foundations, businesses, and civic groups.
In 2017, the site of the future Fulton Teen Park along Lake Neatahwanta will bridge a gap in the existing 1.7-mile Lake Neatahwanta Nature Trail, which was refurbished with trail signs in 2016. The Teen Park is in the preparation phase of land surveys and design, while funds are continuing to be raised for a matching grant from NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The anticipated start date for installation is spring 2017.
To become a member or to support Friends of Fulton, visit their website.