Since 2006, the Friends of Hamilton County Parks has invested nearly 3 million dollars in establishing, improving, and promoting parks in Hamilton County. The majority of these funds were focused on developing and opening Coxhall Gardens, one of the newer Hamilton County Parks. Significant support has also been provided for Strawtown Koteewi Park.
2020 Coxhall Pollinator Garden and Outdoor Classroom
Design and construction of a pollinator garden and outdoor classroom at Coxhall Gardens.
Project Cost $40,000
2020 Coxhall Bell Tower
Repairs and upgrades to the bell towers at Coxhall Gardens.
Project Cost $200,000
2019 Geist Park
Construction of a shelter at Geist Park.
Project Cost $6,500
2019 Coxhall Centerpiece
Repair and maintenance of stonework at the Coxhall Centerpiece.
Project Cost $88,000
2018 Geist Park
Design and engineering for a pedestrian bridge connecting Geist Park with the Geist Greenway Trail System.
Project Cost $4,500
2017 Boxwood Garden
Design and construction of new boxwood garden surrounding Coxhall Mansion.
Project Cost $86,000
Updates and renovations to Coxhall Mansion to bring it up to code to be open to the public.
Project Cost $1,890,000
Interpretive exhibits at Strawtown-Koteewi Park explore the history of the park as a home to First Nation peoples and European settlers. Support from the Friends of Hamilton Couty Parks also made possible the purchase of an inflatable archery unit.
Project Cost $300,000
Coxhall Bell Tower
The Bell Tower system, which makes possible the chiming of the bells.
Project Cost $60,000
Fountains within the water features at Coxhall Gardens.
Project Cost $35,000
Parking lot and sidewalk lighting.
Project Cost $153,000
Coxhall Meeting Space
An addition of an audiovisual system and acoustic work in the Coxhall Mansion Event Room increased the Park’s ability to generate funds used to maintain and support parks across the county