It's Global Day of Climate Action! The Allerton Park Climate Action Plan (apCAP) lays out a philosophy of “conserve (everything) and load (with renewables)”, with a goal of bringing Allerton to a net zero energy and emissions by 2035. While doing so, we strive to serve as a learning laboratory for the demonstration of sustainable technologies – to educate individuals and prepare them to face the challenges of becoming a sustainable society. Learn more here.Pictured below are some of the current … [Read more...] about Global Day of Climate Action
Creek Cam number 5 is available now! Tune in to check out what we caught - who knew the Allerton natural areas housed such strange creatures... Watch the full video here. Keep an eye on our Facebook and YouTube pages for future Creek Cam finds! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irzj8KcsWWU … [Read more...] about Creek Cam – Round 5
While our current Visitor Center is closed, we are still busy making plans for a new and improved visitor experience in the future! If you haven't already, please take a few moments to share your ideas for Allerton's new Visitor Center in this brief survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCKQ5SY … [Read more...] about Public Input Needed: Visitor Center Survey
We are seeking sponsors to support our fifth annual Kirby Winter Wellness Walk, which will open December 4th and run through January 31st, 2021. The illuminated 1 mile path, supported in part by Kirby Medical Center, encourages people to be active outside with an after dark experience at the Park, safely enjoying nature when we need it most. We depend on sponsor support to improve and execute the Winter Wellness Walk, this year more than ever. Different levels of sponsorship and … [Read more...] about Help Us Light the Walk!
Get to know Public Engagement Coordinator, Mindy! Mindy has been with Allerton since 2011 and has recently taken on a new role connecting with our wonderful supporters; helping them find opportunities to get involved and make an impact at the Park! "Everyone has their own Allerton story, memories of the Park that have stayed with them. I am honored to hear these stories and help people find a match between Allerton’s needs and the areas they are passionate about." In addition to working … [Read more...] about Spotlight with Public Engagement Coordinator, Mindy Brand
Experience the peace and beauty of the great outdoors in style! Our Glamping Getaway packages are designed to give you a traditional camping feel with a hint of luxury. Stroll through the Formal Gardens, enjoy a casual hike along the trails, stargaze in the Meadow — and then rest up for another day of adventure while comfortably indoors! Reserve your room (Tuesday – Saturday*) in the Mansion or a guesthouse, and prepare to explore Allerton while making lasting memories. Take time to slow down … [Read more...] about NEW! Glamping Getaways
Help us spread holiday cheer through your wonderful talents! Every year Allerton’s Holiday Showcase features specially-selected artisans and businesses selling their unique products and services. This year, we will host a modified Holiday Showcase online from December 1 – December 20 to ensure the safety of our vendors and participants! Guests will browse the online Showcase via our website where they can purchase special, one-of-a-kind gifts for their loved ones (or get a treat for themselves!) … [Read more...] about Virtual Holiday Showcase Vendor Application Available
"As for what was accomplished during 2019-20, the Park’s Director gave a lengthy list during the annual report. It included a complete redo of the Triangle Parterre Garden, gazebo restoration, a renewal of the annual garden, installation of accessible walkways around the perimeter of the Brick Wall Garden, and new furnishings in some Mansion guest rooms.... Next up is the conversion of the former Ice House near the Visitors' Center into an artist-in-residence facility, with the goal of melding … [Read more...] about “Difficult time, but Allerton Park projects move forward”