Become a Friend of the Willows Park Preserve and grow with us.
Your annual gifts are crucial to fulfilling the Willows Park Preserve’s mission
The Willows Park Preserve will revitalize the Willows Mansion and transform it into a community destination and gathering place. It will be open daily for the purpose of strengthening community through intergenerational connection, learning and exploration.
Annual Giving is the main source of operational support. When operations are fully supported, the WPP has more time to focus on the restoration projects that are essential to preserving the historic mansion and opening it back up to the community for everyday use. Improvements to the Mansion are the Next Steps we will take to make this a community destination and gathering space once again. Last year, so many community members helped us grow. Thank you! While we are still a growing organization, we need to take those Next Steps! Join us by becoming a Friend of the Willows Park Preserve today and help us reach our goals.
What are the Next Steps for the WPP in 2022?
We are about to start two large restoration and improvement projects this Spring. To host programs and events year- round in the Willows Mansion, we must obtain a Certificate of Occupancy. In order to secure our CO, we must install a sprinkler system and upgrade the first-floor bathrooms to be ADA compliant. We are ready to begin these projects and will send progress updates and pictures to the community in the coming weeks! In addition to these two large projects, painting of the exterior of the Mansion will begin this spring.
We will continue to host community programs for all ages, from Concerts in the Courtyard, to nature workshops and presentations with Penn State Extension, to our day-long Wellness at the Willows event. Please be sure you check our website for weekly updates and additional programs.
Thank you supporting the Willows Park Preserve!