THE PROJECT

MILESTONES

  • Foundation raised initial $250,000 to match the city’s contribution.
  • Memorandum of Understanding signed, that details the partnership between the Foundation and the City of Alpharetta. 
  • Stormwater study completed.
  • City of Alpharetta approved site plan.
  • City of Alpharetta agreed to match the Foundation’s future fundraising, dollar for dollar.
  • City of Alpharetta repainted the covered arena, the concession area and the restrooms.
  • Wills Park is surveyed and stormwater study started.
  • The Foundation upgraded all lighting and reconstructed the walls in the covered arena.
  • Maintenance shed was demolished, clearing the way for new construction.
  • Wills Park Equestrian Foundation awarded 501(c)(3) status.
  • City of Alpharetta committed $250,000 as matching funds to the Foundation to begin the revitalization of Wills Park.
  • City of Alpharetta laser graded all of the rings.
  • Development of multiple options for equestrian center’s site plan.
  • First of a series of meetings involving citizen input to create the Wills Park Master Plan.
  • Establishment of the Equestrian Advisory Committee to work with city leaders in regards to Wills Park Equestrian Center.
  • Wills Park Equestrian Foundation established.
  • Expansion of the upper schooling ring and electrical upgrades in some barns, both funded privately.
  • Discussions held with the City of Alpharetta on the economic impact of the equestrian center to show the future viability of the facility.