Hitchcock cabin renovation 2016, Federal funding provided by the Administration for Native Americans, for a grant to ‘Nurture the Land and People Project’ awarded to the Chickaloon Native Village This grant will create a meeting/display space to focus on the Athabascan Dene’ culture. A 1960’s log cabin built by Jim Hitchcock created in Palmer for RV restrooms and moved to the park in 1990 will be renovated into one large room which will be used by Chickaloon Native Village for 3 years in exchange for the building reconstruction.
The Alpine Playground Project (2013-2014) The community of Sutton worked together and in 5 days erected a beautiful, safe and inspired space for families to gather and for kids to play. This project was funded by The Mat Su Health Foundation’s Healthy Impact Grant, Rasmuson Foundation Tier II grant, Mat Su Early Childhood Partnership Grant, MEA Charitable Foundations Grant and grassroots fundraising.
National Scenic By-ways Grant $375,000 (2012-2014) -Extended the existing paved paths to create a “measured loop” as a trail within the park, construction of new bathrooms, renovations to the Roberts/O'Neill House to developed a National Scenic By-ways visitor center and development of a kiosk and information signage at the park.
Mat-Su Health Foundation Healthy Impact Grant $135,000.00 (2011-2014) Installation of a pavilion with exercise equipment provided health and exercise programs in the Sutton community, provide outdoor lights within the historical park grounds for year round use. Provide a site survey and site plan design for future funding and park grounds development.
Alaska State Museums Grant in Aid
2008 – Creation of a display case for local area fossils
2009 Funded a conservator to evaluate the outdoor exhibits and make recommendations for preservation
2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 – Cement foundations for outdoor mining equipment as recommended for preservation.
2013 replacement of the interpretive signs at the park, display cases repaired, increase area of Hall of Fame inductees.
Mat Su Borough Bed Tax Grants/Capitol Improvement funding (2000-2014)
Paved parking, fencing around the equipment display, protective log coat, repairs and renovations to the historical Roberts/O’Neill House to create a visitor center and improve the year round residence.