Lead Agency: Town of Mammoth Lakes
Overview and History
Our mission is to build playgrounds that are safe, sensory rich, and inclusive to meet the play needs of all children and their families.
MLR was originally approached by a group who requested we look at building a Shane’s Inspiration playground. Shane’s Inspiration are dedicated to building playgrounds where children with and without disabilities can play together. MLR staff learned that they work on brand new playgrounds, and not on installing new equipment in existing playgrounds
The current Mammoth Creek Park West project is looking at adding inclusive components to the current playground. The MLR Board made the decision to explore other organizations or groups that would make a good partner.
At the July 12, 2016, MLR Board meeting, the Board made the decision to release Measure R funds reserved for a Shane’s Inspiration playground to become an unencumbered amount in the fund balance.
Partners and Project Leads
Mammoth Lakes Recreation, Recreation Commission
Vision for the Facility
Providing inclusive play opportunities for people of all ages and abilities is critical for promoting play, healthy physical activity, and learning. Ideally the playground will be a professionally facilitated playground approximately 20,000 to 25,000 square feet
Location & Partnership/Agency Options
The goal is to have inclusive aspect at all the playgrounds in town, our efforts are currently focused on adding to the playground at Mammoth Creek Park West. Not only is that playground popular with locals and visitors, Recreation Commission’s Conceptual Park Master Plan (Aug. 5, 2014) shows an inclusive park added.
Measure R and U are potential sources of funding. MLR is currently looking at grants and other fundraising avenues.