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Nestled in a rural area on two acres at the base of the Carpinteria foothills, Lions Park has become one of the most appreciated and utilized community facilities in the area. The park and its facilities are widely used by individuals and families, as well as for community and charitable events.
Lions Park is located in the beautiful Carpinteria Valley, an oceanside community 80 miles up the coast from Los Angeles and 12 miles south of Santa Barbara. Visitors come to this peaceful seaside community to soak up sunshine at the beach, or to simply enjoy the pleasures of small town living.
Carpinteria Wedding DJs- A SHORT HISTORY
In 1962 a parcel of land belonging to the Carpinteria Unified School District and declared surplus was purchased by the Carpinteria Lions Club (CLC) for a community park. Tables, benches, a barbeque pit, lights, and sanitary facilities were installed as the first phase of the plan for the park. CLC members volunteered labor and equipment. Later a large play area was constructed, including special play ground equipment suitable for children of pre-school age. Buildings that existed on the land were remodeled, repainted and additional equipment provided for both Boys and Girls Scout Troops who used them. Later, smaller, more intimate picnic sites were added for individual family use. The park became the most appreciated and utilized recreational area in the community, second only to the state beach park. The property become known as Lions Park, an open space and natural recreational area for the public’s use.
In early plans for the Lions Park, it was envisioned that a facility would be constructed that could be used by the public for meetings, worship services, and other gatherings. There was no such community facility in the Carpinteria Valley (and today, with the exception of the cedar lodge community building at Lions Park, there continues to be no such community facility in the Carpinteria Valley). In 1990, the Carpinteria Lion’s Community Building Association (CLCBA) was formed to erect and maintain a community center building on Lions Park, open to the public for a nominal fee to cover the costs of maintaining the building. In 1991 the CLCBA received from the Franchise Tax Board and Internal Revenue Service determinations that its proposed activity to build and maintain a community center building for the area was a charitable activity resulting in CLCBA designated as a 23701d and 501(c)(3) organization. Thereafter, CLCBA sought tax-deductible contributions for the building project. In 1994, having completed the fundraising portion of the project, CLCBA undertook the construction of the community center building, which became known as the lodge. The lodge was constructed with volunteer unpaid labor provided by members of the Lions Club of Carpinteria.
Since its construction, the lodge has been used by the public, governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations for many purposes, including, meetings, educational seminars, weddings, religious services, nonprofit activities, and emergency relief and shelter. The lodge is a perfect complement to the outdoor recreational setting at Lions Park.
Present day: CLCBA and CLC, working hand in hand, are providing a beautiful community building and outdoor recreational area for the use of residents and visitors of Carpinteria Valley. The members of CLC give, without charge, their time, talent, energy and devotion to the park and the lodge for the benefit of the public.
GIVING TO THE PARK
Lions Park is supported by the selfless hours of many volunteers and by tax deductible gifts, grants and contributions to CLCBA, a 501(c)(3) and 23701d tax exempt organization. With your support, Lions Park will be able to continue to provide a beautiful park, lodge and recreational facilities for the community’s use and enjoyment. User fees for reserved areas of the Park and lodge are reviewed and set annually based upon expected annual receipts from gifts, grants and contributions and the annual budget to maintain the park and facilities. The goal is to keep the park and facilities well maintained as a jewel of the Carpinteria community, and to keep user fees as low as possible so as many qualified users who wish to use the facilities may do so.
In addition to supporting Lions Park to support its mission, you may want to make your gift to CLCBA in honor of someone else:
In memory of loved ones, either living or deceased;
In remembrance of an individual’s achievements or awards;
Honoring a child or grandchild’s birth and subsequent birthdays;
Academic or professional advancements;
Athletic and artistic achievements.
Contributions may be made in cash or check, in your will or trust, of by marketable securities, or a planned giving instrument.
The physical effort required to maintain this facility is provided by volunteers. Your monetary contributions enable CLCBA to acquire the necessary materials to maintain and upgrade the facilities, to keep user fees low, and to provide free use of the park for day time walk on use. If you value this local asset, your contributions in time and money would be most gratefully received.