Every child, regardless of their ability, deserves a place to play with others. One out of every ten children has a disability. The Jade Street Park Universally Accessible Playground will be a play environment for children with and without disabilities to foster compassion, acceptance, connectedness and joy. Scroll Down for Donor Acknowledgements
Design The plans for a new, custom-designed playground, "Treasure Cove at Jade Street Park" were created by Verde Designs based on input from the community to ensure the playground will be designed for all. They include a marine and shoreline theme with a Climb and Slide Zone, Swing and Sway Zone, Tot Zone, Sensory Zone, and Game Zone. Throughout the design, universally accessible equipment such as swings, a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round, spinners, slides, and a cozy dome are planned. The elements will be placed over colorful rubberized surfacing throughout to provide an inclusive, easy to access environment for individuals with physical disabilities. Location The mid-county location of Jade Street Park will allow easy access for families from all parts of the county, is close to medical centers, pediatric therapy offices, affordable housing and schools for children with autism. Separately and concurrently, the City of Capitola is also in the process of renovating the highly utilized co-located community center, and enhancing access to the playground by improving sidewalks connecting the playground area to the existing ADA parking area.
A Public Private Partnership The City of Capitola and County Park Friends are working together in a public-private partnership to find the funding needed to create the Jade Street Park playground. In addition to $475,000 the city has already set aside for the project, County Park Friends has the goal of raising $1 Million in private funding from the community.
Treasure Cove at Jade Street Park Playground Donors Thank you to the generous supporters who are creating a community space where all children can belong.
Capitola-Aptos Rotary Club, Bud and Rebecca Colligan, Eckhardt Chandler Fund, Peter & Heidy Kellison, Edward Newman Family Charitable Fund, Jack O'Neill, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz Gives 2023 Supporters ______ Bridget O'Neill, Omega Nu Santa Cruz, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Joe and Cheryl Pruss ______ Paul Ahern, Anonymous, Megan Archer - Discover Real Estate, Capitola Kids Dentistry, Capitola Mall, County Park Friends Board - 2023, First Woman Mayor in Capitola, Carol Fuller, Rebecca and Dan Haifley, Gerald Kay in honor of Julia Haifley, Land Trust of Santa Cruz County, Tony Nethercutt, O'Neill Surf Shop, Lisa and Tim O'Neill, Patrick O'Neill and Amber Jones, Laurina Ramadan, J. Miles and Rosanne Reiter Family Foundation, Repass-Rodgers Fund for the Environment, Riccabona and McGee LLP, Carolyn and Oscar Rivera in Honor of the Rivera and Brooks Family, Santa Cruz County Bank, Santa Cruz Warriors, Shared Adventures, Robert Stephens, Sheree Storm and Troy Boone, Derek and Tricia Timm, Verde Design, Wedeen Hammer Locatelli Group At Morgan Stanley ______ Michael and Kalena Allard, Tina Andreatta, Michael Beebe, Vicki Carr, Dennis Collins, Robert Crittenden and Libby Sinclair, Erica Donnelly-Greenan, Julie Edwards in honor of Yvette Brooks, Nicole and Chris Coburn, Kirsten Commons and Stephen Burt, Laurie Egan, Lani Faulkner, Rose Filicetti, Lisa Fluitt, Fred Fontanilla, Sanjay Gadkari, Phyl Greenleaf, Jane and Pharis Harvey, Rusten Hogness and Donna Haraway, Gustavo Indarose, Sue G. Jackson, Dawn Jarvis, Aniko Kannas, Meredith Keet - Ethos, Reed Kuratomi DDS, Adriel McCluer, Barbara Meister and Tim Sylvester, Amanda Jackson Miller and Andy Miller, Rose K Murphy and Joe Gallagher, Late for Supper, Paula Marcus, Kim Namba, David and Deena Pais, Alexander Pedersen, Pfotenhauer Wilshusen Family, Stephen Pierce, Jonathan Pilch, Robert and Nancy Potts, Erin Reintjes In Honor of Renaissance High School ELA, Renee Roberts, Margaret and Derek Rosa in Honor of the Kids of Santa Cruz County, Jackie Russo, Rosemary Sarka, Karen Scott and Keith Gudger, Jacqueline and Michael Sedgwick, Richard Seibert in Memory of Jamie Garfield, Pirooz and Nazanin Tooyserkani, Nancy Trevino, Randy Uang, Patricia Ward, Tricia Wiltshire and Family, Michele and Gordon van Zuiden, Steve and Dorothy Vidlock
Donors who contribute $1,000 or more will also be recognized in the donor recognition area at the playground. Please contact Tricia Wiltshire at email@example.com for any corrections to donor recognition. Donor recognition current to 1/31/2024.