The Divide Mountain Girl Scout Troop #40394 has partnered with a group of locals and the Teller County Parks Department to rebuild the Florissant Community Park in Florissant, CO. The park has reached the end of it’s life cycle and is becoming a safety hazzard to children. Ryan Conley and Mike Demuth, two local Teller County business owners, have formed a committee called ADOPT THE PARK-FLORISSANT with the Girl Scout Troop and the county, and have plans to raise up to $150,000, including business and private donations, and grants, including the Great Outdoors Colorado Grant.
The project will be completed in 3 phases. The group has plans to break ground in Spring of 2022 with Phase 1, which will include a new playground area, new picnic tables, a new bathroom and maintenance building, and a new parking lot. Phases 2 and 3 will be creating hiking trails, an off-leash dog park, and a community garden.
The Divide Mountain Girl Scouts have set up donation boxes at several local retail businesses and a GoFundMe page for personal donations, have met with T.H.E. Coalition, a 501c3 non-profit to collect larger business donations.
To donate please visit our GoFundMe page under the name ADOPT THE PARK-FLORISSANT, or call Mike Demuth at 719-661-8079.