Josh Morrisey, City of Spokane Parks & Recreation, Outreach Coordinator
Dozens gathered at Mission Park on Wednesday to break ground on Spokane’s first fully adaptive ball field. The rain was coming down but it didn’t dampen anyone’s enthusiasm for this amazing project! Designed to be a literal game-changer for the physically challenged athlete, the Mission Park Ability Field will be the first fully adaptive ball field in our service area where current fields do not allow for safe, proper or inclusive play. The project includes a new ball field with a low-maintenance synthetic surface and outfield fence, accessible pathways, expanded parking, and site lighting. Upon its completion next summer, the Ability Field program will allow children and adults alike to share in a cohesive recreational and educational experience with the support of peer-level volunteers and a playing field suited to their needs.
We are grateful to the incredible generosity of local businesses, individual donors and a state grant for making the Ability Field dream a reality.
Donors include: Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, City of Spokane Parks & Recreation, Zak Designs, The Wolff Company, Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority, Inland Northwest Community Foundation, Washington Trust Bank, Avista,Gee Automotive, Harriet Cheney Cowles Foundation, Garco Construction, DAA Northwest, Lakeside Capital Group, Numerica Credit Union, Mark Wilkerson, CoBank, and many individual Donors.
If you couldn't make it, we hope you can join us for the ribbon cutting ceremony in the summer!