ABOUT AVIE'S PLACE
Avie’s Place will be a 65,000 square foot, Americans with Disabilities Act certified playground, will feature a range of installations that promote spinning, sliding, rocking and sensory engagement for children of all abilities and ages.
Scheduled for opening in April of 2022, the playground will sit on a 91-acre plot of land on the Oro Bangor Highway in Oroville. The property is owned by the Church and used extensively for outdoor services, community celebrations and our endurance event program.
Avie's Place is being built in memory of Avalynn Wallace, daughter of Louie and Nicole Wallace.
Avalynn was called to heaven in October 2019 at the age of seven following a grueling three-year-long struggle with AML (Acute myeloid leukemia).
Her strength inspired the Wallace family and our entire community to create Avie’s Place.
It will be an inclusive playground experience that will provide recreational and active-living opportunities to every child in our region, including those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP?
We need your help to make these plans a reality.
There are many ways you can help support Avie's Place. You can give a donation, do a fundraiser for us or share our story.
Every bit of support helps us to work towards our goal so that we can create a place for everyone to play and belong.
There are NO OTHER parks in the 22 County region north of Sacramento (representing 42,000 square miles and 1.7 million people) that have been purpose-built for use by children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
In addition to providing inclusive recreational opportunities, the project reflects a significant need for a modern playground facility in Butte County.
REACH AND BENEFITS
Although our region has many large and beautiful parks, most lack recreational infrastructure. Other parks are increasingly occupied by the region’s growing population of homeless persons, discouraging their use by children and families.
Father’s House Restoration Ministries views the Avie’s Place project as a unique opportunity for renewal and improvement across Oroville, Butte County and our surrounding region.
Once completed, the project will:
- Deliver ongoing recreation, fitness and active living opportunities to all children (as well as seniors, veterans and other adults with restricted mobility)
- Raise the quality of life in our community and act as a symbol of what can be accomplished through a community-focused partnership.