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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.
We believe all children and all families should have a place where they can belong, play and make memories no matter their situation or limitations.
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.
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.
Avie’s Place is 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.