In 1989, Rotary President Don Gibson had an idea to help build a park off of 48th Street in Springdale and a capital campaign was born. Over the years the club has donated land, raised money and development a large group of Parks in Springdale. The first park, called Rotary park was donated in the fall of 1992. It has been updated over the years. Rotary Park sits inside Tyson Family Park. Rotary Park is located off of Rotary Lane.
Adventure Park and NWA Miracle Field
After the success of creating the Rotary Park inside Tyson Park.The club went on to donate the NWA Miracle League Parks in the fall of 2009, raising over $350,000 to create the two fields. Miracle League is a baseball for children with special needs. When you step into the ballpark, you know that there is something inclusive for everyone, from the barrier free surface made of recycled tires to, thus creating a unique opportunity to challenge, to understand and to correcting misperceptions about individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities.
Once the Miracle League field was completed the club renovated the then Judy Harp Van Hoose Family Park, creating the new Rotary Adventure Park in 2012. Judy Harp Van Hoose was passionate about working with children with special needs. The Adventure Park is the only play ground in NWA designed for children with special needs. The Adventure Park has been recognized on the National Register for Special Needs Parks. Come check it out and see what makes this park so special!
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