November 2021 - Updates from the Forever Parks Foundation
Hello Friends of the Forever Parks Foundation,

This newsletter is jampacked with exciting news about our fundraising progress for the all inclusive playground and a ton of fun, family friendly events happening in the next few weeks! Enjoy!

Pearland's first all inclusive playground - fundraising update!
As of today, we are now ninety six percent complete in reaching our fundraising target. We are thrilled to announce that we received our largest donation yet from the Pearland Volunteer Fire Department. They have generously donated FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS to help us make this playground a reality in 2022. We are overwhelmed at their support and generosity - thank you!
We now need just about $40,000 to reach our goal of $960,000. We know that Pearland can help support this - for a $500 sponsorship (Friend Level) your business or family can be permanently recognized on the Wall of Recognition at the entrance to the playground. Donate today! Thank you to everyone who has already generously donated during the month of October. We appreciate you and your generosity will make a huge impact on our community! Donors since October 19 include:
  • Pearland Volunteer Firefighter Department (Gold Sponsor)
  • Sharon Prentice (Partner Level)
  • Wes & Lori Guyton (Supporter Level)
  • Childrens Doctors (Supporter Level)
  • First United Methodist Church (Supporter Level)
  • Maria Albrecht (Supporter Level)
  • Barbara Lenamon (Friend Level)
  • Bruce Honore (Friend Level)
  • Nancy Ta (Friend Level)
  • Sheila Lucas (Friend Level)
  • Pearland 288 Animal Emergency Clinic (Friend Level)
  • Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott, LLP (Friend Level)
  • Pearland Pediatric Dentistry (Friend Level)
  • Methodist Children's Program (Friend Level)
  • Gayle Steinberg (Friend Level)
  • Coomer Ballet Conservatory (Friend Level)
  • John Graham 
Registration is open! - Tour de Lites is back on December 11th
December 11, 2021 kicks off the 27th Annual Tour De Lites bike ride at Independence Park. This family bicycle ride starts at Independence Park and tours Pearland's Green Tee Terrace community. Bicycling participants will have an up close view of the spectacular holiday lights. Participants are encouraged to wear their best holiday gear and decorate their bikes. Judges will kick off the event by selecting the best decorated bicycle followed by a 90 min police-escorted ride designed for kids and adults. Get your tickets today here.
Hometown Christmas Events All Month Long brought to you by Parks and Rec
Hometown Christmas Tree Lighting brings you the lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree! The event will feature holiday entertainment, H-E-B's Winter Wonderland, stunning light displays, AND a spectacular fireworks show brought to you by University of Houston-Clear Lake! The short and lively program will feature a visit from City Council, community leaders, Santa Claus, Mayor Cole, and local talent, as they come together to light the tree and spread Christmas cheer for Pearlanders far and near.
The City of Pearland is excited to host the 39th annual Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6 p.m. The evening parade brings out dozens of floats and walking groups decked out in lights and holiday spirit. Spectators will see marching drill teams, unique classic cars, dazzling floats and so much more!

All month-long join us for a spectacular holiday experience like nothing else of its kind! Towering and beautifully lit 'lands' will immerse you in Candyland, Pearland, Texas-land and more. The free experience will bring holiday magic and fun for you and your whole family. Presented by Second Baptist Church - South Campus & City of Pearland
Inviting you to join us for Giving Tuesday
Our mission is to create premier parks, facilities and programs in Pearland to support our community. In two weeks, you can join us to support this cause in a big way. November 30 marks Giving Tuesday, a day when people lean into their generous spirit to transform their communities. We hope you will consider a donation to the Forever Parks Foundation on this Giving Tuesday that will help us continue to transform our community with projects like the inclusive playground. Watch for more information about Giving Tuesday on our social media accounts during the next two weeks, and thanks for your ongoing support!
Continue to stay safe and stay well and we hope to see you on the trails soon!
Kelly Moody, FPF Board President
Interested in joining us to support this great cause?