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December 14, 2021

Contact: Peggy Wood
(405) 206-7568

Oklahoma City, OK – The Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a $16,000.00 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and its Parks & Public Space Initiative. The grant will be used to assist in funding completion of the Memory Garden at Will Rogers Gardens in Oklahoma City. This grant will allow the installation of two large shade structures at the Memory Garden, which will meet the health, cultural, and recreational needs of the citizens of Oklahoma County.

“This generous grant from OCCF will allow us to provide protection from the heat and sun of an Oklahoma summer for our citizens enjoying the Memory Garden, especially those suffering from dementia and their caregivers. The WRG Memory Garden is designed and dedicated for their comfort and safe enjoyment, and these shade structures will complete the experience,” says Peggy Wood, President of the Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation. “We really appreciate the support of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in our endeavors.”

The mission of the Friends of Will Rogers Gardens Foundation is to offer financial support for beautification, education and preservation projects at Will Rogers Gardens, in order to enhance the use and appreciation of the Gardens by the public and the greater Oklahoma City community. The Friends is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. For more information, our website is

Will Rogers Gardens is located at 3400 NW 36th in Oklahoma City, at the intersection of Northwest 36th Street and the I-44 access road.

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Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity that works with donors to create charitable funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future. Grants awarded through the Parks & Public Space Initiative support programs that encourage the useof public parks for recreation, health and wellness activities. For more information about the OCCF, visit