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The Columbia Firefighters Park Fund
 
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This new community park serves as a dedication to the Columbia Fire & Rescue Department as well as a gathering place for the community.  Firefighters Park is adjacent to Fire Station 1 and the Columbia Fire Mural, which has become a prominent icon for the city that sits at the gateway to the Columbia Arts District. Both the park and the mural were commemorated on September 11, 2018 marking the Sesquicentennial celebration of the Columbia Fire & Rescue Department. Firefighters Park has completed phase one that includes a new plaza with benches, flagpoles and landscaping. Phase two is under way with the addition of a pavilion donated by Leadership Maury’s Class of 2019. We need your help completing phase three that includes a bronze statue and donor recognition plaques.


The Columbia Firefighters Park Fund will provide the opportunity for those who live in Columbia or who wish for other reasons to help on this project and this momentous occasion to donate. Donor asks that preference be given to secure private funding for items that cannot occur but for the mobilization of philanthropic dollars rather than to offset or augment City funding. When completed, the Park will include a gazebo, a flagpole, memorial sidewalks, a firefighter statue, a dedication marker, and landscaped green space.


The Columbia Firefighters Park Fund is not, at this time, anticipated to function as an endowment but rather to make strategic investments as soon as they become available and to raise monies when necessary to seize on these opportunities. When construction is complete, the Fund will terminate into an endowed source of funding to support future upkeep and maintenance of Columbia Firefighters Park, in perpetuity.