The revitalization of Wills Park Equestrian Center is a multi-year journey,
but a journey that is well on its way.
In 2021, the citizens and elected officials of Alpharetta further recognized the value of the Equestrian Center and approved a large bond proposal that committed $5 million specifically for its revitalization. That year, the Wills Park Equestrian Foundation also completed its first round of $500,000 in fundraising. These monies, matched by the City, totaled more than $1 million and have fully funded Phase One: the construction of a new 150’ x 340’ competition ring, including a schooling ring. Phase One is scheduled for completion in Spring 2022.
We are now ready to move forward to Phase Two of this exciting project! The goal of the Strides Ahead Campaign is to raise $5 million from private and corporate donors to enable us to complete the revitalization of Wills Park Equestrian Center over the next four years. We anticipate that many donors will take advantage of staging their contributions over a multi-year timeline.
This capital campaign is led by Jeff Felton, CEO of Vereco Healthcare Solutions and an early member of the Foundation board. Jeff is supported by a campaign cabinet of individuals who are passionate about Wills Park Equestrian Center and committed to seeing the facility completely revitalized. That includes major work to renovate the existing rings and the Covered Arena, working with Longwood Arenas, the arena contractor responsible for Bruce’s Field in Aiken, SC. It also includes building new barns, adding spectator seating and enhancing the horse show experience for exhibitors and spectators alike.
For more information, please contact Jeff Felton, campaign director for the Strides Ahead Campaign. 415-713-7634 or firstname.lastname@example.org.