Dix Park Conservancy in Raleigh, North Carolina, announces a $1 million gift

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Dix Parks Conservancy announced a $1 million gift from Gregory Poole Equipment Co. on Tuesday. to support the park’s transformation.

The company now joins 21 other major donors named as founding members of the 308-acre park in Raleigh. The Conservancy plans to announce all of them in the coming weeks, said Christy Smith, spokeswoman for the Dix Park Conservancy.

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Renovations to the Greg Poole Jr. Chapel of All Faiths in Raleigh’s Dix Park were completed in 2021. Dix Park Preserve

The Poole family is a long-time participant in the project. Conservancy CEO Janet Cowell called Greg Poole Jr. “a tireless advocate and catalyst for the creation of the park.” His son, Greg Poole III, has carried the torch since succeeding his father at the helm of the company in 1999.

A $100,000 portion of the campaign’s $1.1 million in total donations will help pay for renovations to the Greg Poole Jr. All Faiths Chapel to be completed in 2021. The chapel is now home to the NC Conservation Corps, according to Smith.

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A rendering of the proposed waterfall at the Dix Park plaza and site City of Raleigh

“We were excited to help renovate the Greg Poole Jr. All Faiths Chapel, which was named after my father, and we are eager to be a part of building this amazing park that will benefit all citizens of our greater community,” Poole said. in the statement.

On Aug. 27, the Conservancy will host a screening of “Stay Prayed Up” in the chapel, followed by a live performance by North Carolina gospel group The Branchettes.

Dix Park will host a number of events this summer, including an upcoming groundbreaking ceremony Gipson Play Plazaa nearly 19-acre site along Lake Wheeler Road near the front of the park that will feature a waterfall and various play areas.

Gipson Play Plaza is scheduled to be completed in 2024.

This story was originally published August 2, 2022 at 4:39 p.m.



Dix Park Conservancy in Raleigh, North Carolina, announces a $1 million gift

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