Check out our Race2Play Photo Gallery from our ribbon cutting in May 2013.
We teamed up with Tony Stewart, Carter Oosterhouse and Jared Fogle of Subway to improve our neighborhood parks.
Our goal: safe, quality environments that are inviting to children and families of all abilities.
- Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Obesity Prevention
- Consistent, ADA Accessible Resources for Families
- Making Neighborhoods Safe
- Consistent, Quality Facilities for All Residents (Making all parks equally attractive regardless of location)
The Value of Creating Inviting Places to Play and Get Active:
- Healthy Lifestyle Choices: Free resource, within walking distance, for children/families to stay active.
- Consistent, ADA Accessible Resources: Children of all abilities play and socialize with peers.
- Improving neighborhoods:
- All children have the same safe and inviting opportunities.
- Consistent, quality standards for all neighborhoods.
- Engaging residents in taking ownership of their “neighborhood space”, reducing vandalism and increasing safety.
- Teaming up with the Mayor, Police Department and Healthy Communities for Neighborhood Meetings
- Mead Village Park Playground: An all-inclusive Tony Stewart themed playground was built in 2013.
- Pence Park Playground: All-inclusive playground equipment was added and moved to a more visible and accessible location in the park . Additionally, the shelter house was replaced and the basketball court was moved and resurfaced.
- Morningside Playground: A new, all-inclusive playground was added to the park as well as a new shelter house and resurfacing of the basketball court. A new swing set was also replaced and moved to a better location.
- 9th Street Playground: New benches, tables, fencing and all-inclusive playground equipment was added as well as sidewalk improvements were made to allow pedestrians better access to the park.
Tammy and Bob .Burton/Haddad Foundation
Hazel M. Teegarden Foundation