Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods

The Mission of Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods is to protect, maintain, and promote Hope Woods; and to sustain the long-range financial stability of Hope Cemetery Corporation.

Hope Woods Conservation Initiative Success
Thanks to our many donors and the hard work of our Board Members, the Hope Woods Conservation Initiative was successfully completed in cooperation with Kennebunk Land Trust, reaching our goal of raising $1.4 Million. Hope Woods can now be preserved and enjoyed for years to come. We are looking forward to furthering our relationship with Kennebunk Land Trust and to planning activities and events that will allow enjoyment and appreciation of this local treasure.

Universally Accessible Trail Project
The Universally Accessible Trail will allow those who are mobility challenged, as well as bicyclers and walkers, to have access to beautiful Hope Woods. ADA parking will be available. The design has been finalized and necessary permits and paperwork are being completed. To help cover expenses, grants have been received from the State of Maine’s Recreational Trails Program and Land for Maine’s Future. Two private foundations have also provided financial support: The Fields Pond Foundation and the Tommy McNamara Charitable Foundation.

Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods has issued a Request for Proposal for Construction of the Universally Accessible Trail. Bidder site visits will be offered at 10:00 AM on June 3rd and June 10th. Proposals are due by 3:00 PM on June 19, 2020.
The RFP can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the link below:
Hope Woods Universally Accessible Trail RFP_Complete_05132020_reduced

Donations are welcome and appreciated. Gifts may be designated for specific uses, such as the Universally Accessible Trail project, trail maintenance, cemetery capital improvements. Unspecified gifts will be applied where need is greatest.

Checks payable to Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods may be mailed to:
Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods
PO Box 1550
Kennebunk, ME 04043

Or you can donate directly online here:

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