Finish the Dream

Help us to “Finish the Dream”!

The La Pine Park and Recreation Foundation (LPRF) is now leading the charge to “Finish the Dream” of a fully functional, highly accessible and heavily used La Pine Community Center. The Foundation recently received significant grant funding from both the Oregon Community Foundation ($25,000) and the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund ($25,000) to help us complete the kitchen.

Our “South County Boil” has helped us to raise $25,000 toward the project. Thank you to to all who attended and helped us to make this fundraiser a huge success.

Additional funds ($170,000) are still needed to install new flooring, upgrade the parking area, add a climbing wall, basketball goals, carpeting, a sponsor recognition board and misc. sports and safety equipment.

The LPRD Board and the LPRF Board are fully committed to the completion of this next phase of construction on the Community Center. Funds will be pursued through grants, fundraising events and donations from individuals, businesses and clubs and organizations. Please contact Bruce Abernethy (Foundation President) or Karen Miller (Park District General Manager) at 541-536-2223 if you or your organization can help us in “Finishing the Dream”!

“Finish the Dream” The Kitchen Project is Completed!

IMG_4615The La Pine Park and Recreation Foundation is leading the charge to “Finish the Dream” of a fully functional, highly accessible and heavily used La Pine Community Center.
The Foundation recently received grant funding from both the Oregon Community Foundation and the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund to complete the kitchen.

Additional funds ($170,000) are still needed to upgrade the parking area, add a climbing wall, basketball goals, carpeting, a sponsor recognition board and misc safety equipment. The LPRD Board and the LPRF Board are fully committed to the completion of this next phase of construction on the Community Center. Funds will be pursued through grants, fundraising events and donations from individuals, businesses and clubs and organizations.

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Finish the Dream Elements

1. Synthetic Floor – Main area 6,300 sq ft (Ace Surfaces) $70,000
2. Kitchen remodel plus electrical and plumbing upgrade* $60,000
3. Parking lot paved $60,000 – Completed in 2018!
4. Sports Equipment (basketball goals, mats, balls, etc.) $12,000
5. Climbing wall $5,500 – It was decided not to have one in the building. There is now a kids climbing wall in the outside park.
6. Carpeting – main floor area 840 sq ft $4,000
7. Industrial custodial equipment $3,500
8. Covers for beams (safety concern in main play area) $2,500
9. Electric Door switch (ADA requirement) $10,000
10. Art for the Center $2,000
11. Window coverings $2,000
12. Sponsor Recognition Board $1,500

* Many of the items have been completed!

Thank you to our Finish the Dream Funders:

Jim & Kelly Young – $2,000 (2015)

Oregon Community Foundation – $25,000 (2014)

Maybelle Clarke Macdonald – $25,000 (2014)

Jim & Kelly Young – $2,000 (2014)

History

The remodel of the La Pine Community Center has been a multi-year effort that began all the way back in October 2009. Since then, the two-part vision has remained constant: To provide a resource for La Pine youth who currently can access only limited activities outside of school – and – to develop a badly-needed, multi-use facility for the entire community.

Phase I

To date, we have made significant progress. Phase I – paid for entirely by La Pine Park and Recreation District (LPRD) through $500,000 of bond proceeds – essentially “completed the perimeter” of the building and made it usable year-round (i.e. insulation, restrooms, new HVAC).

Phase II

Phase II focused on the interior of the building as new classrooms and offices were constructed to complement the large open play area (and community gathering space). Unfortunately, we were not able to raise enough funds at that time to fully complete Phase II so we “put on hold” our desire for new flooring for the activity area, kitchen upgrade, expanded paved parking and a number of other smaller amenities.

Thank you to our Phase II Funders:

The Ford Family Foundation – $200,000 (2011)

Meyer Memorial Trust – $150,000 (2011)

Collins Foundation – $50,000 (2011)

Maybelle Clarke Macdonald – $30,000 (2012)

Surdna Foundation – $5,000 (2012)