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All Abilities Park Equipment Installation
All Abilities Park Equipment Installation
New All Abilities Park to Celebrate Grand Opening in Happy Valley (Photo) - 10/07/19

The City of Happy Valley and Rotary Club of Clackamas are getting ready to celebrate the grand opening of a new inclusive play area. The two entities have partnered together with GameStop and several generous donors to bring the project to fruition. The grand opening will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from noon-2pm at Happy Valley Park and will include a special ribbon cutting and short program. 

The all abilities play area is stationed in the Southwest portion of Happy Valley Park. Designed to promote the healthy development of all children’s physical, cognitive and sensory abilities, the space will give everyone the chance to play, grow and learn together. It boasts spacious areas that can be traversed by various means and equipment designed specifically for mobility and sensory challenges.

Happy Valley’s City Council, members of Rotary Club of Clackamas, and many volunteers have been instrumental in making the project a reality.  “An all abilities park is important for our community,” says Joel Mobley, a retired teacher and Rotarian with the Clackamas chapter. “All children should be able to play and have a place they feel accepted.” Happy Valley Mayor, Tom Ellis expresses similar sentiments. “We’re excited to have a play area that all kids in the community can utilize, regardless of ability. We are very thankful for our partnership with Rotary and can’t wait to have an inclusive space for all kids to enjoy.”

Thanks to generous donations from the Fuller Family, Lyla J. Husband, and Bill McCracken and Pam Husband, the park is the first of its kind in Happy Valley.

Happy Valley Park is located at 13770 SE Ridgecrest Road. The All Abilities play area is located near undercover area A.

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