Owen’s Place phase 2 coming


A model of what Tree House Village will look like.


Scott Halasz | Greene County News Ground was broken for the next phase of Owen’s Place at Victory Park in Beavercreek Thursday. Owen’s Place is a completely accessible park, open to people of all abilities. Pictured (left to right) are: Beavercreek Township Trustee Carol Graff; Gussie Jones from the Greene County Board of Mental Disabilities; Fred Pence, Owen’s Place committee member; Bob Darden, Beavercreek community supporter; Beavercreek resident James Trepenning; and Beavercreek Township Park Board member Ernie Muller.


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.

Anyone interested in making a donation can contact Trish Gustafson at trishgustafson@yahoo.com or Jones at dsj4290805@aol.com.

A model of what Tree House Village will look like.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_1670.jpgA model of what Tree House Village will look like.

Scott Halasz | Greene County News Ground was broken for the next phase of Owen’s Place at Victory Park in Beavercreek Thursday. Owen’s Place is a completely accessible park, open to people of all abilities. Pictured (left to right) are: Beavercreek Township Trustee Carol Graff; Gussie Jones from the Greene County Board of Mental Disabilities; Fred Pence, Owen’s Place committee member; Bob Darden, Beavercreek community supporter; Beavercreek resident James Trepenning; and Beavercreek Township Park Board member Ernie Muller.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_1674.jpgScott Halasz | Greene County News Ground was broken for the next phase of Owen’s Place at Victory Park in Beavercreek Thursday. Owen’s Place is a completely accessible park, open to people of all abilities. Pictured (left to right) are: Beavercreek Township Trustee Carol Graff; Gussie Jones from the Greene County Board of Mental Disabilities; Fred Pence, Owen’s Place committee member; Bob Darden, Beavercreek community supporter; Beavercreek resident James Trepenning; and Beavercreek Township Park Board member Ernie Muller.

Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.

Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.

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