The Old Monterey Foundation is pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of Monterey has agreed to become a major sponsor of the Lower Presidio Historic Park with a significant grant to fund the construction and installation of the custom signs on site.
The first of many presentations by the Board of the Old Monterey Foundation was given to the membership of the Club on January 7, 2016 and received an enthusiastic response. The presentation was followed by a tour of the Park so that the members could see firsthand the beauty and potential of the Park to become the jewel of the Monterey Park system. After threatened rain, the afternoon turned out to be sunny and dry, and a good time was had by all with wine provided by the Club.
After several meetings with the Rotary Club Board, it was agreed that development of Phase I (and possibly Phase II) of the Master Plan would be an ideal Legacy Project for the Club. We tailored a package of custom designed signs to funded by the Rotary grant of $50,000, which include the Entrance Sign (as above) that will for the first time proclaim that the site is an Historic Park and that the public is WELCOME!
We are most grateful to the Rotary Club of Monterey for its generous grant and look forward to seeing the Entrance Sign erected in September, 2016, thanks to the Club’s donation.