Repainting the exterior of the group shelter, refinishing the hardwood flooring, remodeling the kitchen and restrooms, adding new lighting, installing new window coverings, and adding an LCD projector with screen are all in the plans. Outside, the cooking area will also be refinished. Friends hopes that the renovations and new additions will hold greater appeal for groups, families, and business meetings.
Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites through their semi-annual Chapters in Action Program is providing more than $12,000 toward the renovation of this important group shelter at Reed Bingham.
“It’s our goal to bring more people to Reed Bingham and help make sure that they enjoy their visits,” says Daniel Musselwhite, local chapter president at Reed Bingham State Park. “Updates to the group shelter will help with programming and allow staff to market the building as a multi-use facility.”
The Friends Chapters in Action program has generated more than $100,000 this year alone in projects, programs and support for parks and historic sites statewide. The program is made possible by Friends members and local donors who contribute time, effort and money to the program.
Friends volunteers and staff at the park will complete renovations as a collaborative effort.