FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Director of Marketing & Communications
Springfield, Ore. — Aug. 6, 2020 — The Arc Lane County will host Play Your Part, a virtual auction on August 21 to help raise funds for the Arc Park, a welcoming, inclusive and accessible play space to be built in Springfield.
The Arc Park will provide people of all ages and all abilities the freedom and safety to explore, play, imagine and dream big together. The $2 million dollar project will be one of the only inclusive and fully accessible parks in the Pacific Northwest.
“For some families, there are unintentional barriers that prevent them from enjoying the simple pleasure of visiting a local playground,” says Pam Ring, executive director of The Arc Lane County. “The Arc Park will remove these barriers and provide something of interest to everyone.”
The park will include ADA-accessible play structures, an expansive stage for imaginative play and community events, smooth pathways for easy transitions for people who use wheelchairs, water and sand play areas, family-friendly restrooms, picnic areas and sensory areas with interactive activities.
The Arc is scheduled to break ground on the first phase of the Arc Park this fall. The first phase includes the Comcast Amphitheater, a two-story theater that will be accessible to people of all abilities. The amphitheater will also include an accessible turf that will create a great space for community events, such as plays, concerts and talent shows.
The Play Your Part Virtual Auction will feature the winner of the Play Your Part Talent Show, exciting silent and live and auction packages, and compelling videos with parent and children testimonials.
The Arc Lane County, a grassroots nonprofit, provides services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families living in Lane County. The mission of The Arc is to advocate to enhance the dignity, expand the opportunities, and protect the rights of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc envisions a world in which all persons have the support they need for personal development, independence, and interdependence with family and friends, and inclusion in the community. Learn more about The Arc Lane County at www.arclane.org.