On July 1st 2011 the Friends of Heavener Runestone LLC will take over operations of the Park for the City of Heavener. The Friends have organized as a tax exempt non-profit to support the city in with preserving, protecting, and promoting the park and monument. 

We have kicked off a membership drive that will allow the public at large to help in our efforts and contribute to the sustainability of the Park. Heavener Runestone Park means so much too so many people. The Quality of Life, Historical, and Economic impact of the park for LeFlore County is invaluable.

Our Vision is to concentrate efforts to provide resources and support to ensure future generations will experience the unique beauty and entertainment that this one of a kind venue has to offer. 

 

Our Mission is to establish the following comprehensive structure:

·         To provide organizational support that will improve and foster growth in the park, creating a sustainable tourist destination that will contribute as an economic engine. The end result will be a premier tourist destination benefiting regional, state, and local economies, while exposing the region to National and Inter-national interest.

·         Ensuring current and future public access of the park and monument, thereby enhancing the quality of life and general welfare of citizens through its presence.

·         Protect and preserve the historical monument for future generations, by conducting events and programs of quality educational and entertaining venues for the purposes of promoting public awareness and to advance the civic, cultural, and historic interests.

 

We need the public's support to make this venture a success. An individual or family membership would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for grandchildren or nieces and nephews. If you share our vision and mission, if you are planning an event, consider the Runestone for such event. Membership details are:

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP- Individuals can obtain an annual membership for $25 per year or $250 for a lifetime membership. The funds received will go directly to supporting Runestone Park. Benefits of individual membership are 10% discount on facility fees and 5% discount on items bought in the gift shop.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP- Single household families can obtain an annual membership for $85 per year or $450 for a lifetime membership. As long as they are living under the same roof the lifetime membership is good. Family membership benefits also include the 10% discount on facility fees and 5% discount on items bought in the gift shop.

ORGANIZATION OR BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS - These are available in five different levels to meet expected desires. They range from Bronze ($250), Silver ($500), Gold ($1,500), Platinum ($3,000), to Diamond ($5,000). They will receive prominent web base advertisements throughout the site per level of sponsorship, and it allows you to show the community your support for future generations.

Application forms can be obtained at Heavener City Hall, Heavener Ledger, and Days Inn Poteau. We will have the applications on the website within two weeks. We can also mail you an application. Send your request for an application to heavenercity@windstream.net . Application is to collect contact information to load our database so we can ensure members are kept up to date on events and improvements in the park. We will maintain privacy of this information and not sell or barter it in any fashion.

 

I hope this gives you a sense of the direction the park will take in the future. With all of us working together we can turn this opportunity into a huge success for the City of Heavener and LeFlore County. If you are like minded that the park is important to the community and county, become a member of the Friends of Heavener Runestone LLC. Come join us on our venture!