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Friends of Staunton State Park

Our mission: Preserve, promote, protect. Your generous donation goes toward the trails, amenities, historical structures, the ground-breaking Track Chair Program, and more at Staunton State Park. If you love the great outdoors, please join us in helping to preserve it for future generations to come!

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Restoration of the Historic Staunton Cabin

Class

Public, Society Benefit 

Beneficiaries

General population
Parents
Teachers

Description

The Staunton Cabin, namesake of the Staunton State Park, was built in 1918 by Dr. Archibald and Dr. Rachael Staunton - two physicians, along with their only child, daughter Frances. It was designated as a Colorado historic site in 2017 (?)
The Friends of Staunton State Park, park management, volunteers of the park, and park visitors, are all very focused on restoring the Staunton Homestead cabin due to its historical significance and the educational opportunities it represents to future generations.
Of major concern is the condition of the Staunton Cabin, which has continued to deteriorate making both stabilization and preservation an urgent need to avoid losing the park's namesake altogether.
Community involvement is essential to acquiring grants to help restore this local treasure. Please donate any amount, and your name will be included as a supporter in our future grant requests.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Growing community involvement as awareness spreads.

Staunton State Park Track-Chair Program

Class

Public, Society Benefit 

Beneficiaries

Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Disabled
People/Families with of People with Developmental Disabilities
People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Veterans

Description

The goal of Staunton's Track-Chair Program is to provide the means for those who do not have the mobility to hike our trails and to provide the opportunity to share the outdoor experience with friends. A park volunteer accompanies the hike and has the ability to control the chair with an attendant control should the need arise. This program is changing the lives and putting smiles on the faces of our visitors with disabilities. The Staunton State Park Track-Chair Program is 100% funded by Friends of Staunton State Park.

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Evidence of Program's Success

In 2017, the first year our program existed, Friends of Staunton State Park purchased our first track-chair and we had over eighty participants who 'hiked' our park trails utilizing the track-chair. These participants would otherwise not have had the opportunity to enjoy the trails at Staunton State Park. At the end of 2018 season, our second year of the program, we had purchased our second and third track-chairs which allowed over 180 participants to enjoy the outdoors.
This season, 2019, we plan to expand the program so that even more of our visitors with disabilities may enjoy our beautiful park. Staunton State Park offers our Track-Chair participants over ten miles of accessible trails, along with the opportunity to enjoy fishing right from the Track-Chairs.

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