Civic Park’s Goals for 2018

The beginning of a new year is a time when many people reflect and set goals for the year ahead. Here at ECA, we’re excited for 2018 and the developments it will bring for Civic Park. In order to make 2018 our most successful and exciting year to date, we have set four main goals that we hope to accomplish in the coming year. These goals are focused on developing the physical structure of Civic Park, as well as the organizational structure for the facility once construction is complete.

Goal 1 – Raise 80% of the Capital Campaign Fundraising Goal

After launching the capital campaign for Civic Park in January 2017, our goal was to raise 50% of the campaign goal by the end of the year. We exceeded our expectations and reached the halfway mark of the campaign in October 2017. A strong fourth quarter helped us finish the year with 56% of our campaign goal raised. Once we reach 80% of our campaign goal, we will be able to finalize preparations for meeting out second major goal for 2018.

Goal 2 – Break Ground on Civic Park

Meeting our first goal for 2018 will allow us to begin construction of Civic Park. Our goal is to break ground at the facility in the spring of 2018. A groundbreaking ceremony will be scheduled where the community will be invited to join us in celebrating the start of the 18 month construction process.

Goal 3 – Attend and Host Community Events

As we move forward with construction of Civic Park, we want to share updates on the project with our community. To accomplish this, we will participate in and host various events throughout the year. This will include Eugene Sunday Streets, neighborhood festivals, local sporting events, and more. Stay tuned to our website, Facebook and Twitter pages for event announcements.

Goal 4 – Create Programming Plan for Civic Park

We want Civic Park to be a facility that serves as many people as possible, provides increased space for KIDSPORTS programs, and is financially self-sustaining. We will work with KIDSPORTS and prospective users to help Civic Park reach its full potential as a community recreation center.

With these goals in mind, we enter into 2018 with renewed energy to make our dreams for Civic Park a reality. But we know we cannot accomplish these goals alone. If you are interested in volunteering with ECA in the new year, please feel free to email us or fill out our contact form. Let’s help Civic Play On in 2018!