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Imagine a park with kids of all abilities playing together building healthy relationships.   Imagine a park with fun activities that are finally accessible to those who could not access them before.  Seeing the vision of this park is easy, because it’s already been done.  The pictures you see are from the original Common Ground Park in Lakeland, Florida. We will create it with some changes to fit our community.

To make this happen A Park Above, Inc. Foundation has partnered with the City of Vision : Rio Rancho, State of New Mexico,  local business, and with plenty of support from the community.  We can ALL be proud of this accomplishment! A Park Above board has been diligently working on this project for over 5  years.  The Rotary Club of Rio Rancho has been very supportive in the conception of this project….

WE HAVE LAND!!!!   *** OCTOBER 12, 2013    GROUND BREAKING     THIS PROJECT IS MOVING AHEAD AND ROLLING FAST!!!!! ***  PLEASE HELP US CREATE THIS PARK FOR YOU!!!  DONATE NOW!!!!  BE A PART OF THIS AMAZING PROJECT!  LETS WORK TOGETHER TO BRING A QUALITY OF LIFE TO OUR COMMUNITY!!! >

Land ~ Land ~ Land !!!  We have 6 acres and are in CONSTRUCTION!!!

6 acres on the South side of Rio Rancho between Unser & Golf Course, just North of Westside on Westside Court.  This amazing destination “Green High Tech Park” will be for ALL families of ANY ability!!!   WE  HAVE over 3/4 the FUNDING through Capital Outlay & corporate sponsors!  Help us complete our goal of $2.8 Million…due to the high tech components and specific requirements for the “Green Water Splash Area” , computers and motion activated cameras, amphitheater, equipment for heart, lungs, and hand-eye coordination, this project is on a “Fast Track” to complete Phase One by Oct/Nov of this year 2014!!! So much thought is placed into this complicated park…this is not an ordinary park … it is “A Park Above”!  We are in fund raising mode and planning several events for our community! Check the Event Page!  A Fitness Trail and Outdoor Low Impact Equipment is also on the dream list!

Please join us today, and work with us as we make history, building the first “ A Park Above” in Rio Rancho/ Albuquerque area.  This will be a destination park for the State of New Mexico drawing in visitors, employment & businesses!  The projected play equipment will be designed for ANY person with ANY ability!  Therapists can help their clients by utilizing the park equipment!  Plans include a restroom facility that is 100% ADA accessible building, musical instruments, water splash area, many shade structures, basketball court, special equipment, hills, tunnels, slides and more!  A buddy day, plays, movies and scheduled educational programs are to be held in the amphitheater.  Tables and benches will go under one of the shade structures that is 30′ x 60′.  Many volunteers & docents will be needed!  Please sign up on the “Contact” page and we will be in touch!

We have in place many opportunities for community ownership…let us know you want to help!  Buying a $75.00 granite stone with your message that will be in the Friendship Destination 12′ column, sponsoring a mosaic table and benches, or maybe you want to be part of the “Butterfly Program”, 1′ or 3′ or 5′ Ronald McDonald child’s rendition or an artist designed metal butterfly on a 4′ post  to go in front of your business or home or perhaps to go to the park, where  it will be on top of a 10′ pole and both will have a sponsored plaque…let us know so we can explain ALL of the details to you!  What a wonderful way to show YOUR support!   Donated work & materials will be recognized on the Sponsor Wall and on beautiful hand crafted stained glass butterfly plaques!!!

We plan build this incredible park through community effort, business support, county and state!  We are working to have in place a perpetual fund should any equipment need to be replaced, refurbished or up graded.  This high tech park will be a destination for the entire community, where therapy, exercise & fun can happen with community pride.  There is also a Fitness Trail with Low Impact Equipment planned that will surround the Amphitheater!!!  A doggie therapy area and run are also in the plan as is the Labryth, say!  What do you think of Bocci Ball Courts???

Proudly:  A Park Above is a 501(c)(3) 27-2254704  and is an ALL volunteer Board & Foundation

A VERY Special Thank You to Ed of Edit House for filming and producing this wonderful video!

~Helping Our Community One Step At A Time ~  Where ALL Children Play~ aparkabovesite