Valle Crucis Park News ~ October 2020

We are still on cloud nine and so very grateful for the success of the 2020 Park auction. Special thanks to all who contributed items, experiences, and gift certificates, and to everyone who placed bids!  

You might have thought summer was over, but we’re serving up a surprise on Friday, October 9 that will have you reminiscing about summertime and Music in the Valle. Join us on our Facebook page for a Tiny Porch concert featuring RastacousticThe show will be livestreamed beginning at 6:00 pm. If you can’t make it then, you’ll be able to watch it later on the Park’s YouTube channel. 

Fall color is starting to brighten up the Valle and the late summer wildflowers are going to seed–come on out to the Park and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather! While you’re here, be sure to check out our new carvings. A bright pair of cardinals and a hellbender have joined the resident carved squirrel, bee, and rainbow trout. You never know what you’ll see next at the Park.

In late July we started collecting a $5 parking donation on Friday, Saturdays, and Sundays as a way of offsetting our operating expenses, and the response has been very encouraging. We especially love to see the appreciation expressed by first-time Park visitors, who quickly realize what a special place this is. Parking donation requests will continue on Saturdays and Sundays through the month of October; Friends of the Park receive free parking at all times. By becoming a Friend of the Park on November 1 or later, you’ll receive FOTP status through December 2021.  

Enjoy your time at the Park safely and responsibly! Be kind to those around you and wear a mask when passing people on the walking trail or gathering in a group. Pavilions may be rented for groups of 25 or less. Thanks for your continuing cooperation!


We are a nonprofit organization. 80% of our operating budget comes from donations from visitors like you. Click here for information on our Annual Auction.
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