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Doddridge County Parks & Recreation Commission Looks to the Future

With over 250+ acres of land and many amenities including a recreation complex with a swimming pool, a tennis court, basketball courts, a volleyball court, baseball fields, playground structures, picnic shelters, hiking trails and numerous camping areas, the Doddridge County Park has something for everyone!  With all of these features and with multiple acres to maintain, the Doddridge County Parks & Recreation Commission has taken a proactive step for their financial future by establishing a permanent charitable fund with the Doddridge County Community Foundation affiliate of the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation

The new Friends of Doddridge County Parks & Recreation Commission Endowment Fund is a long-term permanent source of funding for the park.  This fund will make an annual distribution to the Doddridge County Parks & Recreation Commission for the preservation and maintenance of the park.   

“This permanent support fund enables us to focus our attention on providing an excellent venue for recreational and educational opportunities for visitors,” said Greg Cottrill, Director of the Doddridge County Parks & Recreation Commission.  “We have been very fortunate to receive grant support from the Foundation.  Recently, we received a $5,000 grant to build the park’s first-ever Yurt.  The Commission’s decision to partner with the Foundation to establish this fund was an easy decision and one we know will prove beneficial for years to come.  Once the fund reaches a minimum fund value set by the Foundation, it will annually generate a distribution to the park.  The beauty of this setup is that the principal of the fund is never invaded, meaning the fund will forever invest and issue a distribution to the park.  Over a few years, our initial investment will be paid-back and some”. 

Persons who wish to support the future of the park are encouraged to make a charitable donation to the fund and can mail a check (payable to the Friends of Doddridge County Park Fund) to: PACF, PO Box 1762, Parkersburg, WV 26102-1762.  Other forms of donation may be made by calling the Foundation’s office at 304-428-4438.  


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