About Friends of Wooster Memorial Park
Through the years, various civic organizations and volunteers have contributed time and money to benefit Wooster Memorial Park. In 1997, Friends of Wooster Memorial Park was formed. Since its inception, the group has worked to increase understanding and awareness of the park’s natural features through public nature walks and hikes, has encouraged natural history inventories and research, assisted park staff with trails and signs, developed a new park map, and worked with other groups to promote and improve the park as a natural area for public use.
In 2000, the Friends became an Ohio non-profit corporation with the following purpose:
“Friends of Wooster Memorial Park recognizes and appreciates Paul S. Spangler’s foresight and generous gift of this park to the City of Wooster, as well as the donations from the community that have enhanced this gift. As a volunteer organization that values the natural features of the park, Friends of Wooster Memorial Park shall work with the City as an advocate for the park in the following ways:
Assist in caring for and improving the park while retaining the park’s natural character for future generations;
Expand public awareness and appreciation of the park in ways that are compatible with the natural areas and foot trails;
Increase knowledge and understanding of the park’s natural history;
Encourage additional gifts and financial support that appropriately benefit the park in accordance with the purpose of this organization.”
Together, we can achieve our purpose and benefit this beautiful park.