Gypsy Hill Park has been an important part of Staunton’s history since the 19th century. The initial use of the park was the source of Staunton’s water supply via underground springs distributed from the Pump House. The park entrance is adorned with ornamental Victorian era gates and piers designed in the 1890’s by the well-known local architect T.J. Collins. This gateway is flanked by the historic Pump House and the Garden Center.
Members of the Gypsy Hill Park Gateway Restoration Committee are working to restore several historic elements, such as the multiple Spring Boxes and street lights, and enhance the gateway and Garden Center with new features and landscaping (see Gypsy Hill Park Campaign Brochure for additional details). Through the Gypsy Hill Park Campaign, committee members are asking for your help to raise $150,000 on behalf of the thousands of area residents and visitors who continue to use this wonderful community park every year.
The Gypsy Hill Park Gateway Restoration Committee has already raised a significant amount towards their goal. They welcome contributions of any amount made payable to the Community Foundation, which is serving as the Fiscal Sponsor for this campaign. The Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Therefore, your contributions to this campaign are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. You may make a contribution online, or mail your check payable to the Community Foundation, with “Gypsy Hill Park Campaign” in the memo line, to P.O. Box 815, Staunton, VA 24402.