Welcome to Giving Friday at MyRye.com. Yes, it is Wednesday.
Today we ask you to consider the Friends of Rye Town Park. If you don't love Rye Town Park, you must be scrooge.
Friends of Rye Town Park is a 501(c)3, not-for-profit volunteer citizens' group formed in 1991 by residents of Rye Town (City of Rye, Port Chester, Rye Brook, and Rye Neck). It works cooperatively with but independently from the Rye Town Park Commission, the municipal body that governs, manages and operates the park and beach.
Its mission is to restore the park's landscape and work to preserve its beauty and historic significance for the enjoyment and passive recreation of the community — a renaissance that began in 1991 after decades of neglect and deferred maintenance.
FRTP relies primarily on private donations to fund projects. Since its formation in 1991, Friends has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund stages of its master plan, bringing welcome improvements to many areas of the park and reintroducing some of the splendor that existed in the early 1900s when the park was established.