Accessible park receives donation


For Greene County News

BEAVERCREEK (WDTN) — An universal accessibility playground project received a $7,500 boost to its construction efforts this week. CareSource donated the funds to Owen’s Place for the second phase of the construction of a multi-purpose tree house.

Owen’s Place is an accessible playground and recreational facility currently under construction in Beavercreek. The project is designed with universal accessibility for people of all ages and ability levels. The project includes features that make it a unique asset to the area.

“There is no place, as far as we can tell in the United States, where the tree house, an accessible playground and an accessible baseball diamond are located on the same site,” said Gussy Jones, a volunteer at Owen’s Place.

The project is currently in its second phase of development, and the donation will help fund the completion of the Treehouse Village.

“We have a couple nice things happening at the park,” said Fred Prince, another Owen’s Place volunteer. “One is that construction of paths and the pier support anchors are in place for the decking. In addition, natural aggregates and boulders are on site and being positioned. The complex is really starting to take shape.”

The tree house is located off Dayton Xenia Road and is expected to be open to the public by spring.

Photo courtesy WDTN A model of what Owen’s Place will look like when it is completed. courtesy WDTN A model of what Owen’s Place will look like when it is completed.

Story courtesy our partners at WDTN 2 News.

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