On Monday, Oct. 28, Citizens for Brentwood Green Space presented the city of Brentwood with a check for $80,000 at the City Commission meeting at City Hall.
The donation was the result of several fundraising efforts by the group in 2019, including, in mid-September, the fifth annual “A Walk in the Park” community event at Marcella Vivrette Smith Park. Each year, funds raised by the event are earmarked as a donation to the city.
“We greatly appreciated the strong support we received again this year from the local business community for our annual Walk in the Park event in September,” said Gil Hutchinson, president of Brentwood Green Space. “Back in 2011, we announced we would help the city raise $300,000 towards funding the purchase of land for Smith Park, and we are elated we reached that goal this year.”
In addition, Brentwood Green Space also received a gift from the estate of the late Peggy Howell, a longtime Brentwood resident and passionate member of the Brentwood Green Space Board of Directors.
“The Citizens for Brentwood Green Space have shown dedication and perseverance in achieving the goal of raising $300,000 towards Smith Park,” said Rhea Little III, longtime Brentwood city commissioner and current mayor. “It will continue to be a blessing to the Brentwood community as they continue their work to improve the quality of life for us all.”
Brentwood Green Space will work with city officials to identify potential applications for the donation.
Details about the group can be found at BrentwoodGreenSpace.org.