Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Fundraiser for Common Grounds: A Park Above

From the web site of "A PARK ABOVE":

Imagine a park with kids of all abilities playing together building healthy relationships. Imagine a park with fun activities that are finally accessible to those who could not access them before. Seeing the vision of this park is easy, because it’s already been done. The pictures you see are from the original Common Ground Park in Lakeland, Florida. We just need to duplicate it with some changes to fit our community.
To make this happen we have a partnership of the City, State, local business, and lots of support from the community. We will make new friends, learn all about the needs of the various disabilities, have a lot of fun, and it will be an accomplishment we can all be proud of.
Please join us today, and work with us as we make history, building the first Common Ground Park in New Mexico, right here in Rio Rancho.
As Mayor Swisstack says, it takes a village, and that is what we will do, build this incredible park though a community effort, business support and community pride.

 images from the fundraiser
As a part of their Community Outreach, Rio Rancho Art Association (RRAA) set up a couple of booths at the fundraiser event for A Park Above held at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho, NM. Volunteer members provided art supplies and a bit of mentoring for any of the youth from the community who wanted to create a work of art to take home.

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