This month the Foundation focused on why and how parks make the community a better place. Carol Neupert, currently the Foundation’s president, has many opinions of why parks are so important. She has been a part of the Foundation for four years and has brought her a wealth of experience along with her. Her work as the director of development at Sacred heart and Gonzaga prep, and as a professional consultant in organizational development and fundraising has made her a vital part of the work we’ve been doing to strengthen the Foundation.
Carol has always been an active community volunteer and has seen much growth in the Spokane County throughout the years, and has experienced firsthand what our parks bring to our communities. Carol believes that parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic, and recreation benefits to our cities. She summed up her reason for working with and supporting the Parks Foundation:
“People value the time they spend in city parks, whether walking their babies, going for a swim or enjoying an evening picnic with their loved ones. Along with these expected leisure amenities, parks can also provide measurable health benefits, from providing direct contact with nature and a cleaner environment, to opportunities for physical activity and social interaction. Parks speak to the health of a community! The parks benefit the community as a whole and make Spokane a beautiful place to live.”
We want to thank Carol for being a part of a growing movement to make sure that parks are incorporated into every part of our lives. We would also like to thank everyone that has helped make the parks available to everyone through donations and volunteer support.