Check out our Race2Play Photo Gallery from our ribbon cutting in May 2013.
We teamed up with Tony Stewart, Carter Oosterhouse and 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