Our all-volunteer group protects and preserves Monument Valley Park carrying on General Palmer’s vision of a natural park for all to enjoy. We repair the park’s historic stone entryways, overlooks, walls, and bridges, and care for the park’s vegetation. We organize free music concerts, guided bird, wildflower and tree walks, and park clean-ups, which provide beneficial and educational activities for our city park.
Monument Valley Park is a downtown oasis that our community uses every day to run, bike, walk, and play. It is key to the quality of life for many urban workers and our city’s residents. Its historic stone features and natural landscape create a unique experience for park users. City funding is insufficient to maintain the park. Without our group’s efforts, the park’s century old stonework would be lost forever.
Volunteers to manage and expand social media, plan events for growing downtown residential community and neighborhoods, and participate in park cleanups.
Through GIVE! donations & State Historical Fund grants, we have completed repairs of the park’s historic stonework costing close to $500,000 over the past 10 years.
“Friends of MVP is committed to the upkeep and improvement of the century-old, magnificent stonework throughout the park. The stonework is worth taking time to explore and the park offers many recreational activities!” — K. Gustafson, Park User with Small Children