Community Support

The community is abuzz about the Arc Park. See what businesses, parents, children and community leaders are saying about the Arc Park!



“The Arc Park will be a place my whole family can go, and everyone will be safe and everyone will find something to do.” Sharon Robbins, Springfield parent (Read more about what the Arc Park means to the Robbins family.)



“This wonderful play space will allow children to experience the joy of outdoor play in a new dimension. Children will have the opportunity to think beyond labels and learn to play and grow together.” Todd Hamilton, Springfield Public Schools Superintendent (Read entire letter from Springfield Public Schools.)



“We wholeheartedly recommend and endorse this project. Our children and families will directly benefit from the Arc Park.” LaWanda Potter and Kim Giansante, Co-directors, Early Childhood CARES (Read the letter of support from Early Childhood CARES.)



“The Arc Park will be an asset to all persons and abilities.” Jaclyn LaRue, Executive Director Mainstream Housing Inc. (Read Mainstream Housing Inc.’s letter of support.)



“A park that allows children needing accommodations to be able to play and enjoy being outside also provides an environment that promotes understanding and acceptance of diversity.” Annie Soto, Executive Director, Head Start of Lane County (Read Head Start of Lane County’s full letter.)



“It (Arc Park) would bring together youth of all abilities and their families, which will build stronger neighborhoods and connections for kids with and without physical, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities.” Chris Peck, Children’s Team Supervisor, Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services (Read the letter from Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services.) 



“Having a park space that would be inclusive and accessible to all would greatly benefit the quality of life our residents may enjoy.” St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County (Read the letter from St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County.)



“… a park of this nature will bring families like ours together in a significant way, creating a pivotal sense of community and belonging.” Lesli M. Takasugi and Jeffrey L. Davis, Eugene parents (Read Takasugi’s and Davis’ full letter.)