Greene County News Report
BEAVERCREEK — Ground was broken Thursday for Phase 2 of Owen’s Place at Victory Park.
When completed, Tree House Village will join the existing playground, giving the county more than acre of accessible play and recreation areas. The Tree House Village will have ramps, swings, swinging bridges, boardwalks and a clubhouse and could be finished as early as the spring.
The total cost is around $400,000 according to Gussie Jones, a member of the Owen’s Place Committee. Organizers are still looking for donations to help them reach their goal.
Phase 1 is a shadow play area with colorful panels with solid color sides that all have different textures. This provides an activity for visually impaired children to use their sense of touch. There are also two bench swings set at wheelchair height so individuals can access them easily.
Owen’s Place was the idea of Trish Gustafson, whose son, Owen, uses a wheelchair.