Klamath Falls, OR – July 14, 2021 -Blue Zones Project ® – Healthy Klamath in partnership with the Town of Klamath Falls, the Klamath County Economic Development Association and other local organizations are stepping up their fundraising efforts for the new ADA accessible destination playground in Moore Park.
The schematic design of the playground was created based on feedback from local elementary school students. More than a playground, this project will be a community gathering space for people of all levels. One of the goals of this project is to create a destination playground accessible to all families, with rubber surfaces and play structures suitable for ADA. Artistic elements that showcase the culture and history of the Klamath Basin will be incorporated into the design. With features such as a lava cave maze, Klamath Tule hut and F-15 jet, the custom-designed 18,000 square foot playground will replace the current playing equipment located next to the tennis courts. from Moore Park.
The Moore Park Playground Project continues to receive sponsorships and donations of local equipment, with recent contributions from Sky Lakes Medical Center and Klamath Basin Behavioral Health (KBBH). Sky Lakes Medical Center’s $ 26,000 donation will be used to purchase several pieces of equipment, including a dual track zip line that features a wheelchair accessible chair, spider web style trampoline, inspired rock wall Mount McLoughlin and a large, winding tubular slide. KBBH’s generous $ 12,000 donation will be used to sponsor the “Butte Rock Climber,” a climbing structure that is shaped after the rock formations common to the areas surrounding Klamath Falls.
“We are happy to show our support for this community project. It is important to the overall health of our community that Klamath Falls is home to outdoor spaces that people of all abilities can enjoy together. This space will be a great asset to our community, ”said Paul Stewart, President and CEO of Sky Lakes Medical Center. Sky Lakes Medical Center’s $ 26,000 equipment sponsorship is the largest contribution to the project to date.
“We are honored to receive these generous contributions from Sky Lakes Medical Center and Klamath Basin Behavioral Health. As we look into the future, we are excited to see the momentum build for the Moore Park playground project, and how it will add to the community’s efforts to increase the vibrancy, pride of the community. community and a sense of connection, ”said Merritt Driscoll, Executive Director for Project Blue Zones – Healthy Klamath.
“Our programs for children and youth emphasize a family-centered approach to behavioral health because we recognize that the most important influences, interactions, relationships and support systems are within their unit. single family. The Moore Park Playground Project aligns with our focus on strong relationships by creating a space where children and families can share a positive experience together. We see this project as upstream prevention because it brings people together in a fun and healthy activity. We have decided to sponsor the Butte Rock Climber to symbolize all of our families who overcome life’s obstacles. Said Stan Gilbert, CEO.
Local businesses and organizations can choose to sponsor playground equipment. The price of the equipment ranges from $ 1,000 to $ 12,000, and organizations will receive a plaque next to the coin acknowledging their contribution. Plus, composite fence posts that can be engraved to commemorate family and personal donations are available for $ 100.
To get involved in the project, community members are invited to register to volunteer and donate to http://www.healthyklamath.org/playground, or follow the progress on http://www.facebook.com/MooreParkPlayground. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.