Moms On Board will be hosting its first fundraiser to help pay for the first phase of its revitalization of Ascarate Park.
New additions and some amenities will be done by the end of this year.
The County’s 10-year plan includes improvements to existing areas as well as the addition of a dog park, water park, and skate park.
MOBs three to five-year plan includes educational components throughout the mini lake park of Ascarate, such as an “All-Inclusive” Park, Dino Dig, Musical Area, and Sensory Garden!
Moms On Board founder Adrianne Moody told KTSM the organization hopes to have a fully functional “All Inclusive Playground” by 2021, which provides more opportunities for children with all disabilities.
“Our vision is to engage civic leaders, businesses and other city groups to encourage family activities and the inclusion of special features in venues to provide and enhance healthy family interaction,” she said.
Once built, the Ascarate Destination Park will be unique to this region.
The money will be raised through grants, local businesses, community leaders, and individual donations from the community.
MOB’s community fundraiser will be held to provide an opportunity to purchase slides, swings, benches, and bricks engraved with the buyer’s name, according to Moody.
In addition to the funds raised at the event, Veronica Meyers, the director of the El Paso County Parks and Recreation Department, told KTSM they applied for a grant with The Texas Wildlife Department that will match fundraising up to $1 million.
According to Meyers, the county will also donate labor and equipment to the project.
The fundraiser will be held on March 29 and the organization asks the community to “bring your pocketbooks.”
Entrance fees for the event are $35 a person and will include a night filled with games, musical entertainment, food, and some drinks.
It will be held at 501 Bistro in Downtown El Paso from 5 to 8 p.m.
People can also donate online here or by mail to the Paso Del Norte Charitable Foundation at 221 N. Kansas St. Suite 1900, El Paso, TX 79901.
Moody added they have “big plans for the future and said their number one goal is to continue their reputation of families helping families.”
Tickets for the event are available for purchase here.