Community backed fund reaches $850k in for Hampton Park

Foundry date moved to April 7 to accommodate recent donations

The recent ribbon cutting at Hampton Park ignited another surge in Piedmonter’s participation in the Hampton Park fund raising campaign– over $41,000 has come in since the Hampton ribbon cutting, and to top it off generous donation was made by the Bates Family, in honor of Nancy Witter Bates whose family donated the funds for Hampton Park. Just four months ago, PRFO, the community organization who works in a collaborative public-private partnership with the city to promote recreational spaces within the Piedmont, announced that they had helped raised $350,000 in private donations – that amount has now soared to over $850,000, nearly half of the project’s total cost.

Recognition for donors comes in the form of bronze plaques, named benches, and engraved bricks. The recent donation activity has caused the city to push back the delivery date for the specifications and artwork to the foundry making the recognition plaques to April 7th. “We generally don’t like delays,” said Piedmont Recreation Director Sara Lillevand. “But, this is one of those good delays. It means that those who have not had the opportunity to participate, still have a small window to join in.”

“In our ongoing fundraising efforts, there are many ways for everyone in the community to participate,” said Steve Collins, Treasurer for PRFO. “Anyone interested in helping with the program by recognizing family members who loved Piedmont recreational programs or the fun times their kids had playing at Hampton Park should visit the PRFO website at PRFO.ORG/DONATE.” Donation opportunities are available at all levels of support from $250 for a personalized brick, on up. For individual donations over $10,000, please contact PRFO Treasurer, Steve Collins directly at All donations are tax deductible.


* Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization (PRFO) is a 501(c)3 entity that encourages and actively supports the development and/or improvement of public recreational facilities that serve residents of Piedmont without regard to age, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or ability.

PRFO strives to fulfill its mission by working collaboratively with the City of Piedmont to identify, advocate for, and bring private financial support to assist in the funding of projects that invest in healthy spaces within the city.