For everyone who worked so hard to create the Lewes Canalfront Park, sustainability now becomes of paramount importance.
How your support creates a brighter future

From the beginning, the citizens behind the creation of the Lewes Canalfront Park planned to create a permanent
endowment to ensure the maintenance and vitality of this
wonderful community asset in perpetuity.
Today, the Friends of the Lewes Canalfront Park is amidst a campaign to cover long-term needs. Progress has been made toward that goal over the past several years. Two generous bequests — one for $50,000, the second for $250,000 — have been left as future endowment gifts to support the Park in perpetuity.
More immediately, another $66,000 has been set aside to help seed the endowment, to be maintained for the Park by the Greater Lewes Foundation.
The objective of this campaign is to raise an additional $1.1 million to complete the $1.5 million endowment and ensure that the long-term needs of the Canalfront Park will always be met.
These funds will come from three sources:

Earned Income – $100,000
  • Sale of brick pavers (complete)
  • Additional “named” items
  • Events & Friends support
Private Donations – $500,000
Bequests – $500,000
If you care about downtown Lewes, get involved!

This is a community park and we can’t reach our goal without your help. If you love downtown Lewes and care about its future, please make a gift online, contact us about our three-year pledge plan or send a check to:
Lewes Canalfront Park
Park Endowment Campaign
PO Box 110
Lewes, DE 19958

Interested in giving to the Park?



Contact Greater Lewes Foundation office

Michael Rawl:

(p) 302-644-0107