Fianna Dickson, 509.625.6297
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 5 p.m.
SPOKANE – The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is pleased to announce the groundbreaking of the Mission Park Ability Ballfield on Wednesday, October 26 at 11:30 am.
The ability ballfield is designed to be a game changer for the physically-challenged athlete and will be the first fully adaptive ball field in the Spokane area.
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, the ability field 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.
Thanks to generous contributions from the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office and many private donors, the Mission Park Ability Ballfield will be a great leap forward in bridging the gap between athletes with disabilities and the world around them.
The groundbreaking is free and open to the public. Mission Park is located at 1208 E. Mission.
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