The park’s water play area will be named in company’s honor.
Springfield, Ore. — July 14, 2021 — Hayden Homes, the largest privately-owned homebuilder in the Pacific Northwest, has donated $10,000 to the Arc Park, an accessible play space currently under construction in Springfield.
The Arc Park will provide people of all ages and all abilities the freedom to safely play together. The $2 million dollar project will exceed mandates established by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will be one of the only fully accessible parks in the Pacific Northwest.
“At Hayden Homes we exist to Give As You Go so together, we build a strong community and lead fulfilled lives,” says Deborah Flagan, vice president of community engagement at Hayden Homes. “We are grateful for community partners, like The Arc Lane County, who share these same beliefs. We recognize there are barriers that prevent some children, youth and their families from enjoying their neighborhood park and believe the Arc Park will provide a welcoming environment for all children and youth to learn from each other, reap the benefits of play and experience a true feeling of community.”
The Arc broke ground on the park earlier this spring, with the first phase of the park currently under construction. Upon its completion, the Arc 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.
“We are incredibly grateful to Hayden Homes for the generous donation, and we look forward to naming the water play area in their honor,” says Pam Ring, executive director of The Arc Lane County. “After more than a year of isolation due the pandemic, families are looking forward to gathering at the Arc Park now more than ever.”
The Arc Lane County will host the second annual Play Your Part Virtual Auction on August 14 to raise funds for the second phase of the park, which will include the picnic areas, the accessible turf and the family-style restroom.
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 to live full and meaningful lives in the community. Learn more about The Arc Lane County at www.arclane.org.