PARC – Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex
Launches Capital Funding Campaign
PLYMOUTH, Mich., November 27, 2017 — PARC – Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex is launching a capital funding campaign to raise up to $30 million to preserve and adaptively re-purpose the historic former Plymouth High/Central Middle School and add a new Performing Arts Center. Approximately half of the funding is needed for the existing facility and site infrastructure, and half is for the Performing Arts Center.
PARC has grown quickly, presently having 27 arts, recreation, and education tenants occupying the former school, plus good utilization of the pool, gym, small theatres, football field, and tennis courts. In the recently completed Plymouth community recreation survey, PARC achieved unprecedented strong results for such an organization so early in its existence, with close to 90% awareness among combined Township and City residents, and with 85% of those residents expressing that PARC adds value to the community.
PARC, a non-profit organization, will raise as much as possible through charitable donations from individuals, foundations, and companies. Naming and recognition opportunities associated with capital projects of varying amounts will be available to donors. Potential donors can initiate a pledge or learn more by contacting Don Soenen, PARC President (PARC650.President@gmail.com).
Said Mark and Patty Malcolm, “With what has already been accomplished and is happening at Central Middle, plus what is attainable with the community’s support, the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex can become an incredible value-added asset for us all, with scope and quality that is unprecedented and superior to anything in this region. It is rare for circumstances and actions to present such an opportunity, not only benefitting current residents, but also providing a lasting legacy contribution for generations to come.”
PARC will update the community on its plans and respond to residents’ questions at a Community Forum in the Penn Theatre on January 8, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
Don Soenen – President
PARC-Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex