When Sand Run Metro Park’s Shady Hollow Lodge accidentally burned to the ground in February 2016, the incident created a special opportunity to improve the structure. The facility was insured, but only enough to rebuild the small, un-airconditioned, cabin-style structure originally constructed in 1988.
Instead, the Summit Metro Parks Foundation launched a fundraising campaign to help make Shady Hollow Lodge better than ever. Today, thanks to support from our donor community, the new lodge has features like vaulted ceilings, larger windows, air conditioning and an outdoor patio.
The new Shady Hollow Lodge is a great example of how donors like you can transform the park district from ordinary to extraordinary.