NEWS/EVENTS


May 2017 - City of Corry received an Erie County 
Planning Office Greenways Program Grant toward the installation of  new restrooms at the Park.   Work to begin the spring of 2018!  This Phase I Project based on the recently completed Master Site Plan has also been made possible through the generous donations of the Corry Community Foundation and the Arlene H. Smith Charitable Foundation.   The City will know by later this year if a DCNR grant will also be available to  help fund the Project. 
 
March 2017 - The Master Site Plan and Feasibility Study is moving along.  A community meeting will be held in January 2017 to begin the move to the Phase I Construction to upgrade and update the Park.  We are hopeful that community support will be a key factor in securing funding from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.  
December 2016 - Our first annual Reindeer Breakfast and Trail Walk was a wonderful event.  Many, many thanks to the Corry VFW for providing a delicious breakfast and to the Friends of Mead Park for helping at the breakfast and trail walk.  The was actually the first organized fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Mead Park and they were able to generate funds in support of the Park.   

Glenn Mead Day August 14, 2016 was a rainy affair.  The day began at 9am with the 5K9 race through the Park.   The runners, dogs and walkers ventured through the Park along with pouring down rain.  Runners from as far away as Bellfonte PA competed.  In between the raindrops the CMH Auxiliary Pie Auction raised the most amount ever.   The Kiwanis Duck Race was held with the sun shining on Alice Lake.   The first annual JamFest was held at the Amphitheater and those participating and attending enojyed the music.  Moving Bingo closer to Mead Avenue made walking to the tent easier for all the players.  The Street Machine Cruise-in was shorted due to the weather.  We are hoping for over 100 cars as usual for 2017.  The vendors and crafters who attended were pleased with the day in spite of the rain.  Many thanks to all the vendors, volunteers, and patrons who braved the weather to celebrate the day.   
WINTER 2016  IMPACT CORRY'S WINTERFEST at Mead Park was held on February 6, 2016 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It was a sunshine filled day.  Most activities took place with great attendance.  Due to lack of snow the skiing and snowmobiling will have to wait until next year.  There were over 30 memberships issued to Friends of the Park at Winterfest 2016!   New members received a pair of free hand  warmer compliments of Dave Sample and Corry Lumber.  Marshmallows and hot chocolate were given out free to all who stopped by and visited our booth. Over the past 12 months much work has been done to maintain and improve park facilities. A grant from Northwest Savings Bank-David Nichols Trust helped replace old worn out tools and equipment. The major purchase was a new utility trailer for hauling brush and garbage at the park.  The kind donation of wood chips helped pad all the play equipment throughout the park.  Several volunteers worked with our caretakers to haul and shovel the chips.   The addition of a much needed parking area to accommodate up to thirty cars was created on  the southeast end of the park just past the Little League field.   This was a cooperative effort of the Mead Park Board, the City of Corry and generous donations from Denny Brown and Campbell Trucking.  

WINTER 2015
ICE RINK RE-IMAGINED ON SOUTH SIDE OF ALICE LAKE.  Thanks to the vision of Dr. Kurt Lund a vinyl lined hockey sized ice rink was erected for use by ice skaters in our area.  Pick up hockey games and recreational staking were enjoyed by many skaters in January and February this year.  Dr. Lund raised funds,  secured donated materials and labor for the entire project.  The Rink is down for the summer, but polish up your skates and get ready for next winter.

OCTOBER 2014
NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT IS INSTALLED!  THANKS TO ECGRA (Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority) and the City of Corry Community Block Grant funding.

SEPTEMBER 2014
FITNESS TRAIL IS READY TO GO!   Curtis Royek completed the renewal project and has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Congratulations and a big thank you to Curtis, Central Labor Club, and Corry Lumber for their support of this project.

SEPTEMBER 2013
A new garden has been created in the circle of Memory Lane dedicated to the memory of Connie McCray who passed away in November of 2012.  Connie was active at St. Thomas Church and the Corry Garden Club, and also volunteered for the Corry Unit of the American Cancer Society.  Members of the Corry Garden Club provided labor, material and plantings in creating this garden to honor Connie.  We appreciate the added beauty in our Park and believe it to be a fitting tribute.

SEPTEMBER 2013
ALICE LAKE DREDGING IS COMPLETE.  SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY, SERVICE CLUBS AND THE CORRY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION MADE IT POSSIBLE.  THE CORRY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PLEDGED TO PAY ANY UNFUNDED BALANCE AT PROJECT COMPLETION.  THEY PAID $36,000.00 TO MAKE THE RESTORATION OF ALICE LAKE POSSIBLE.  EVERYONE IN THE CORRY AREA OWES THEM A HUGE DEBT OF GRATITUDE.

Want to  be a part of the Park?  Sign up to become a Friend of Mead Park. 

Anyone is also  welcome to volunteer to serve on one of the Mead Park Board Committees--- Alice Lake, Budget, Property and Grounds, or Fundraising.