When: November 4th, 3-5 p.m.
Where: The yard of 2024 North Capitol Street NW—overlooking the east arbor in the park.
On November 4th, 3-5pm, Crispus Attucks Development Corporation (CADC) is hosting a cocktail party, fundraiser and information session.
Crispus Attucks Park is operated and maintained by CADC, a non-profit organization made up entirely of volunteers and park neighbors. Crispus Attucks Park is not a city park and receives NO money from the government. All maintenance and upkeep is paid for and performed entirely by the CADC Board and generous friends of the park. CADC exists solely on community support. 100% of the parks funds go DIRECTLY to the maintenance, upkeep and development of the park.
This year has been tough one. CADC was challenged as the legal caretaker of the park by an area resident and his family who falsely claimed that they had been operating the park as CADC. Faced with overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the judge ruled in favor of our organization and ordered the family to stay away and cease and desist from representing themselves as CADC. However, this resident is attempting to get that ruling nullified, once again threatening the park that members of our community—past and present—have worked so hard to build.
Unfortunately, we have to fight his claims in court and this frivolous lawsuit has diverted significant funds—donated by our members and other generous neighbors—from the park toward legal fees. The legal fees jeopardize programs like the Yard Squad—neighborhood kids who get paid to maintain the park—as well as future improvements, insurance, and our water bill. It costs roughly $10,000 each year—just to maintain the park—that does not include any additional projects or improvements.
That’s why we need your help. 100% of the parks funds go to maintaining the park. The board members are all unpaid volunteers who believe in Bloomingdale and want to create a safe green space for the entire community.
Join us on November 4th from 3-5 p.m. to find out more about Bloomingdale’s hidden gem and meet some of your neighbors! Come meet the board and other volunteers and find out more about what you can do to ensure Crispus Attucks Park remains a beautiful, open and safe space for the community.
We hope to see you there!
If you can’t make it but want to make a generous donation, you can do so on our website at http://www.crispusattuckspark.org/