I have been an enthusiastic supporter and volunteer for the All-Together Playground.
The All-Together Playground is an amazing achievement for our community
that unites us around our shared values.
In November 2013 Orem voters renewed the CARE tax. As a Council Member I have voted fairly and judiciously on all CARE tax expenditures. One of the projects that came before the Recreation Advisory Commission while I was the City Council liaison was the All-Together Playground. It is a playground in the center of town that allows children of all abilities and ages the opportunity to play and promote healthy development of all children’s physical, social, cognitive, and sensory abilities.
With money set aside from the CARE Tax and generous contributions from local businesses and citizens, we raised almost a million dollars for the project. I had the opportunity to be one of over 4,100 volunteers for construction and logistics.
Check out this highlight in the Daily Universe!
Utah County opened its first ever all-abilities playground October 2016 in Orem. Six months later, the park has exceeded the expectations of those who helped create it.
The Orem City government reached out to residents via Facebook on Sept. 4, 2014, explaining the city received $9 million from the CARE tax to build or restore recreational amenities. The city asked its residents where they thought the money should go.
Two mothers, each with disabled children, commented on the Facebook post with the same idea: make an existing playground accessible to children in wheelchairs.
Katrina Bleyl and her daughter Brinley with Councilman David Spencer
Dave was a huge help in getting the All-Together Playground completed. He worked tirelessly to make sure it was completed, and it was done right. Not only did he support the playground being built, but he spent several days volunteering in the build of the playground. In working with him, I have seen that Dave believes in Orem. He will put everything he can into making this city the best it can be.