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Friends of Coconino County Parks
The Friends of Coconino County Parks, Inc. (FCCP) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in Arizona with the mission of supporting Coconino County Parks and Recreation Department’s efforts in the areas of land conservation, park development, volunteerism, and recreational activities.

FCCP accomplishes this through efforts that include:
  • Generating funding to benefit County Parks
  • Facilitating arrangements with volunteers and other organizations for cooperative work efforts
  • Advocating for parks and open space

Since its incorporation in 2008, the FCCP has been continually working toward fulfilling its mission and development organizational capacity.  Below are some accomplishments: 
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  • Mobilized resources for the construction of Ponderosa ramada, a sustainable shade structure at Sawmill County Park
  • Facilitated donations for the construction of a fitness trail in the town Fredonia
  • Collaborated with Coconino Horsemen’s Alliance in fundraising and resource mobilization to build the Community Equestrian Arena at Fort Tuthill County Park
  • Completed “Let’s Get Out in the Woods”—a series of free guided hiking educational activities to explore Coconino County parks and natural areas. It included Geocaching: What is it and How is it Done, What’s so Special About Wetlands, Amphibians at Rogers Lake, Birds and Bugs Bingo at Sawmill County Park, and Creatures in the Ponderosa Pine Canopy
  • Successfully operated alcohol concessions at the Coconino County Fair
2011
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  • Raised funds for the construction of Ponderosa ramada, a sustainable shade structure at Sawmill County Park.
  • In partnership with Willow Bend Environmental Education Center and Parks and Recreation department, obtained a grant from US Forest Services “More Kinds in the Woods Program” to fund “Let’s Get Out in the Woods”—a series of free guided hiking educational activities  to explore Coconino County parks and natural areas
  • Mobilized volunteers and administered the County Fair’s program on guided Nature Walk and Bike to the Fair
  • Organized the 2011 Coconino County Fair Homebrew Competition
  • In a competitive bidding process, awarded the contract to operate the alcohol concessions at the Coconino County Fair. Fifty percent of tips collected are earmarked for Fairgrounds improvements.
2010
  • Organized Explore Your County Parks Bike Series
  • Mobilized volunteers and administered the County Fair’s program on guided Nature Walk & Bike to the Fair
  • Participated in the National Trails Day with Coconino County Parks and Recreation
  • Presentation to the State Land Department for preservation of Roger's Lake
  • Administered the County Fair’s program on guided Nature Walk and Bike to the Fair
  • Organized the 2010 Coconino County Fair Homebrew Competition
2009
  • Organized and led Interpretive Walks and Snowshoe Series
  • Sponsored concerts by Gin Blossoms and Carlos Nakai at the Amphitheater
  • Mobilized volunteers and administered the County Fair’s program on guided Nature Walk & Bike to the Fair
  • Organized the inaugural Coconino County Fair Homebrew Competition

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  • Annual Flagstaff Wine and Food Festival
    • Offers the unique opportunity to sample exquisite wines from all over the world and noted Arizona wineries, and savor signature culinary creations of renowned restaurants, amidst the ponderosa pine forest of Coconino County. In addition to gourmet tastings, the festival feature live entertainment, cooking demonstrations by well-known chefs, an exciting auction of food and travel packages, wines, and local crafts.
    • Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park.
    • For more information visit Pepsi Amphitheater
  • Beer Garden
  • BBQ and Brews

Friends of Coco Parks
P.O. Box 1633 Flagstaff, Arizona 86002
E-mail:
Website: www.friendsofcocoparks.org


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