Media Release

Chestnut Park and Butler Nature Preserve Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 2:30 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting of Alachua County's Cynthia Moore Chestnut Park and Clark Butler Nature Preserve on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Park/Nature Preserve (2315 SE 35th Street, Gainesville).  Refreshments will be provided.

"I am moved beyond words by the gratitude expressed by park visitors and their families with the addition of the park to this neighborhood," Alachua County Commission Chair Cynthia Moore Chestnut said in speaking of the park.  "My special thanks to my colleagues, the Butler family, the many contributors, and the citizens who stepped forward with the naming request."

Funding for the project came from a $250,000 donation from Mr. Butler, $696,500 from Alachua County, and two state grants totaling $400,000 for a total cost of $1,346,500.

Click here to view the Recognition of Contributions list for this project.

For more information, contact Rob Avery, Parks/Open Space Superintendent at 352-374-5245 ext. 247.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).