Valle Crucis Park News ~ JUly 2021

With the departure of Ashley, who is pursuing new entrepreneurial endeavors, we are currently inviting applications for the next Executive Director of the Park. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply! Read the full position description HERE

Music in the Valle is in full swing, with toe-tapping music on tap through October 15! Check out the amazing lineup of acts gracing our lovely little stage this summer. We extend huge thanks to our generous sponsors, without whom this would not be possible. Parking in the gravel lot is for Friends of the Park only, so don’t forget your hang tags! If you’re not yet a Friend of the Park, it’s easy to become one. We’ll have two food trucks and some great Park merchandise at every Music event, and of course the famous “bucket” for donations to help keep this musical tradition going.

July at the Park also features environmental education events for kids, with a schedule of activities that’s better than ever. Click on the link above to learn more about these free events and to register (required). We also invite you to follow the Park’s Facebook and Instagram pages, which feature gorgeous photographs of the Park and information about Park activities. 

July will also mark a changing of the guard here at the Park when Ashley Galleher steps down as Executive Director after three years. She has contributed much to the Park and will be missed! Our recently-hired Associate Director, Michelle Dineen, has agreed to serve as interim director while we conduct a search for a new Executive Director.

And, mark your calendars for Saturday, September 4 when we hold an in-person kickoff event for our annual Park auction! The in-person event will provide a community gathering and a preview of items that will be available in the online auction.    

Special thanks to all of our supporters–the Park wouldn’t be here without you! 


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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Park History & Mission

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Environmental Education

The park provides environmental education opportunities for visitors of all ages.

History of Valle Crucis, NC

Learn more about the rich cultural and natural history of Valle Crucis, North Carolina.


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