Who we are?

About Us

Nestled along the historic New River, amidst the lush landscapes of Watauga County, North Carolina, Green Valley Park stands as a beacon of nature’s beauty and a testament to community spirit. Spanning across acres, this park offers a sanctuary for those seeking to reconnect with nature, indulge in recreational activities, or simply enjoy a moment of peace under the open sky. With facilities ranging from a spacious picnic pavilion and an accessible walking loop to a natural turf athletic field and eco-friendly playground, the Park is designed to cater to the diverse needs and interests of our visitors. The Park’s commitment to environmental stewardship is evident in its carefully maintained trails, sustainable amenities, and respectful integration with the surrounding ecosystem. Whether you’re launching a kayak into the New River, enjoying a family gathering under the picnic shelter, or exploring the serene paths, the Park invites you to experience the joy of outdoor recreation and the warmth of our community. Welcome to a place where every visit inspires, refreshes, and connects.

This is our Mission...

We believe in a Bright Future

The board members of Green Valley Community Park are a dedicated group of individuals, each bringing a unique set of skills, experiences, and passions to the table. United by their commitment to the Park’s mission, they work collaboratively to oversee its operations, strategic planning, and community engagement efforts.

Among them, you’ll find environmental enthusiasts keen on preserving the natural beauty and ecological integrity of the area, seasoned professionals with expertise in nonprofit management and fundraising, and local residents deeply rooted in the Green Valley community.

Their backgrounds may vary, encompassing fields such as environmental science, education, business, and public service, but their shared vision for the park drives them towards a common goal: creating a welcoming, sustainable, and vibrant outdoor space that serves the needs of families, residents, and visitors alike.

Together, these board members embody the spirit of Green Valley Community Park, ensuring that the park remains a cherished asset for the community and a sanctuary for all who visit.

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Our Voluneer Board of Directors

Directors serve staggered 3-year terms that begin in May after approval at the April general membership meeting. Directors can be added throughout the year as needed to complete term of a vacant position. Officers are elected at the April general membership meeting. 

Officers 2023-2024

Directors 2023-2024

Ian Ellman Brown Sarah Grady
Chris Laine Ben Lucas Rhonda Medford
Denny Norris Lois Proctor 
Bob Scouten Jim Stein

Past Directors

Janice Carroll Johnny Carson Todd Combs
Mark Crowell Cecil Gurganus
Eric Gustaveson Bill Hutchins
Lee Jessen Pam Kidder-Ashley
Karl Moretz Dan Norris
Kay Philipp David Turlington III
Delmus Williams

The Green Valley is a special place...

... cherised for its harmonious blend of natural beauty, community spirit, and dedication to environmental stewardship.

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