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Friends Accomplishments

   Since its inception in 1995, the Panther Creek State Park Friends group has raised thousands of dollars through fundraisers, donations and memberships.  The funds raised have been allocated directly to the park to purchase items that the state budget could not provide.

   In addition to raising funds for various projects at the park, Friends group volunteers have rolled up their sleeves and constructed the projects from the ground up, as well as creating and maintaining the trail system at the park.  Several of our largest projects have been dependent on corporate and individual donations of funds, materials, and services.

   Following are some important contributions the Friends group has provided for the park:


Bird Watching Walks

Park Slide Show

New Trail Signs


Bluegrass & Gospel Festivals

Kiosk Information Center

Wildflower Walks


Donation Boxes

Wildlife Photo Display

Bird Houses


Golf Cart for Campground Hosts

GPS Maps

2 Printers for Park Office


New Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails & Maintenance

VCR/TV for Park Programs

Wildlife Observatory


Self-Guided Nature Trail

Horseback Riding Trails

Creek Clean Ups


Trail-Map Bandana Sales

Note Card Sales

Playground Pavilion


8 Canoes, Paddles & Life Jackets

Digital Camera for Park Office

Environmental Education


Pool Pavilion Extension

PA Equipment for Park Use

Program Materials

T-shirts, Water Bottles & Walking Stick Medallions

Fourteen BBQ Grills

New Playground Equipment

Washers/Dryers for Campground

Bill Catron Overlook    






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