MIDLAND - A local family donated a big sum of money to help out Midland parks.
Javid Anwar and his family were recognized at Tuesday's City Council meeting for donating $100,000 dollars to Parks and Recreation Endowment Fund.
The funds will be available to match up donations made by other residents and businesses.
The parks department is now challenging people to make donations to the fund.
A recognition tree will be put up to recognize donors with bronze leaves for $500 donations, a silver leaf for $1,000 donations and a gold leaf for a $5,000 dollar donation.