Park Opening: Spring 2017
Excitement is in the air. A new and different regional recreation park has the community buzzing. The Mohawk Valley Regional Accessible Park Project will allow children and adults of all abilities the chance to laugh and play at this unique facility. Centrally located in the Village of Herkimer, behind the Arc Herkimer Business Park at 420 East German Street, the park will be the only one of its kind in a 10-county region of Central New York.
In Herkimer County and nine counties within a 30 minutes drive of Herkimer, nearly 3,000 children up to 12 years old have ambulatory disabilities that prevent them from using playground equipment that children without disabilities typically enjoy. In this 10-county region, as many as 42,317 people13 years and older—have physical disabilities that preclude or limit their use of outdoor exercise and recreational facilities because of a lack accessibility.
The project is collaboration between the Village of Herkimer and Arc Herkimer to transform contiguous properties owned by each into this remarkable facility.
Elements of the Mohawk Valley Region Accessible Recreation Park:
*When complete, the facility will be the only park in the region to have all these features.
Reaching Our Target
Based on professional estimates, $1.5 million is required to provide a variety of accessible play, exercise, and recreational facilities in one convenient location attractive to individuals of all ages and abilities in the 10-county region.
Thus far, slightly more than $1 million has been raised. The remaining total is needed to complete the project and assure that ongoing maintenance will be funded and the park will remain a quality facility for many years to come.
In addition to supporting this remarkable park, your monthly gift will enroll you as an Arc Herkimer member and entitle you to membership benefits. See also, archerkimer.org/membership for more information.
Gifts to the park campaign of $250 or more are eligible for certain naming opportunities. Please contact Robert Baber, Arc Herkimer Development Director, email: email@example.com or via phone at 315-574-7353.