O’Dell Engineering Project Updates: The Awesome Spot Design Unveiling Approaching!
The Awesome Spot, a socially inclusive playground planned for Beyer Community Park in Modesto, will reveal its conceptual design on Wednesday, November 16th at 6:00PM at The Century in downtown Modesto. The Century has generously donated the venue space for the past two community meetings and this design unveiling. The Awesome Spot and O’Dell Engineering have been actively working to finalize the design and prepare sponsorship packets that will be available for distribution on Wednesday night.
As described in the Modesto Bee article titled “Fundraisers for Awesome playground will lead to design unveiling”, the Awesome Spot team, led by Modesto-area resident Rachel Loredo, has been busy fundraising for the playground in anticipation of the design reveal. Recent fundraisers including Bands, Bikes, & BBQ’s at the Full Throttle Motorcycle & Gun Shop and the Trunk or Treat Classic Car Show in Downtown Modesto have contributed to the project. In addition, this Saturday, November 12th from 10:00AM-2:00PM, Cruisers in Modesto is hosting a recycling event benefitting the Awesome Spot. Recyclables, e-waste, documents needing shredding, toner and ink cartridges, and cell phones will be accepted. All proceeds from the recyclables collected during this event will be matched by Boyett Petroleum and donated to the Awesome Spot!
O’Dell Engineering is an avid supporter and promoter of inclusive play environments and has happily donated the firms land surveying and landscape architecture services for the project as a catalyst to jumpstart the venture. The emphasis of socially inclusive playgrounds (a term coined by O’Dell Engineering) is not on helping children with disabilities to adjust to and accept the play environment, but rather designing the play environment to meet the needs and abilities of all children. Inclusive play environments are a fundamental statement about social values and children’s right to play.
We can’t wait to unveil this AWESOME design!
To learn more about socially inclusive play design, click here.
To make a donation to The Awesome Spot, visit their GoFundMe page.