Boys and Girls Ranches of Alabama
Early this spring the Gary Fortenberry Memorial Hardwood Grove was completed. As a longtime patron Mr. Fortenberry helped our Ranch in many ways. In his memory and with funds donated by a person who chooses to remain anonymous, over 50 hardwood trees now cover 5 acres on the front of the property. This project was featured in Alabama's TREASURED Forest Magazine and can be read here.
As a part of our positive play initiative the Disc Golf Course was constructed this spring. We believe that children should enjoy the wonderful creation around them and learn to love the ourdoors. The course now provides our residents with another outdoor activity they can enjoy.
The funding for this project was provided by the Mapp Family Foundation. In addition, the course layout and design was done by Disc Golf Hall of Fame Member, Tom Monroe.
In early 2013 the finishing touches were put on the Erie Hall Meyer Playground. Thanks to a generous contribution from the Erie Hall Meyer Charitable Trust the children at the Baldwin County Ranch can enjoy a playground again!