Home > News

Mayfest presents grants to city’s park department, other partners

Posted Sept. 21, 2017

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.
crowd at festival
Mayfest is a fun annual event for Fort Worth families, but there is a philanthropic side, too. Organizers have awarded more than $7.4 million in grants to founding organizations.

Most people who enjoy Mayfest say it’s a fun way to make lasting memories with family and friends. But Mayfest is more than just a festival. The proceeds are used to provide grants to its three founding organizations, further enhancing the quality of life for North Texans.

In the 45-year history of Mayfest, more than $7.4 million has been given back to the community.

Grants totaling $289,900 from proceeds of the 2017 Mayfest Festival include:

  • Streams & Valleys Inc. $95,000 for a master plan for the Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge Plaza and establishment of the final cost for construction.
  • Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department. $98,000 to be used for a Port-a-Let enclosure in Trinity Park; upgraded sound system; and an archiving system to ensure the security and longevity of historical plans and documents related to the Fort Worth park system.
  • Junior League of Fort Worth. $96,900 for Kids in the Kitchen, empowering youth to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity; a pancake breakfast for more than 300 patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center; and All Aboard training program to prepare women to be effective leaders in the community.

The 2018 Mayfest will be May 3-6 on the banks of the Trinity River near downtown Fort Worth.

Get articles like this in your inbox weekly. Subscribe to City News

City News

Calendar

Building Standards Commission Pre-Meeting: 9 a.m. Sept. 24, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Building Standards Commission Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Sept. 24, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Task Force on Race and Culture: 5 p.m. Sept. 24, 2018; University Christian Church, 2720 S University Drive.

Community Action Partners (CAP) Council: 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; La Gran Plaza, 4200 South Freeway, Suite 2310.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Local Development Corporation: 2 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Park and Recreation Advisory Board Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
View the agenda »

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Active Transportation Projects Open House: 6 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W 3rd St.

City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. Sept. 25, 2018; Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Metropolitan Area EMS Authority/MedStar Mobile Healthcare: 10 a.m. Sept. 26, 2018; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Work Session: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 26, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. Sept. 26, 2018; City Hall, Second Floor, Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Hemphill Street Improvements Project Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26, 2018; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill St.

Breakfast at the BAC: Soft Skills of Leadership: 7:30 a.m. Sept. 27, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway.
Register for this event »

Quickbooks for Beginners - Desktop and Online Editions: 9 a.m. Sept. 27, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, 1150 S. Freeway.
Register for this event »

Emergency Physicians Advisory Board: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 27, 2018; TCMS Building, 3rd Floor, 555 Hemphill.
View the agenda »

Collective Bargaining Negotiations between the City and the International Association of Fire Fighters, Local Union 440: 1 p.m. Sept. 27, 2018; IAFF Local 440 Office, 3855 Tulsa Way.
View the agenda »

Active Transportation Projects Open House: 6 p.m. Sept. 27, 2018; Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Ln.

Responsible Pet Ownership Class: 6 p.m. Sept. 27, 2018; Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center, 4900 Martin Street.

View the full city calendar and current meetings.