New Community Park Will Bring Outdoor Access to Thousands
The Tahoe Fund and Friends of Ski Run today announced a $75,000 matching campaign for a new community park in South Lake Tahoe. Ski Run Community Park will transform an empty lot in a neighborhood with no nearby park access into a gathering place for families and kids.
According to the Trust for Public Land, 100 million people in America—including 28 million kids—don’t have a park within a 10-minute walk of home. In the Ski Run neighborhood of South Lake Tahoe, these aren’t just statistics; they are the lived experience of more than 4,000 residents, 55 percent of whom are Hispanic/Latino.
“Kids deserve fun, safe places to get outside and explore. You can help create this space for over a thousand kids in the Ski Run neighborhood. Every donation will be doubled until we reach our goal.”
– Amy Berry, CEO of the Tahoe Fund
Local partners, including SOS Outreach, Barton Health, Heavenly Mountain Resort, and the League to Save Lake Tahoe, support the park by creating historical and environmental education signage and offering bilingual education workshops on exercise, health, and nutrition, and organizing neighborhood clean-ups.
“Ski Run Community Park is designed by the people, and for the people. Together, we are building the best park for the neighborhood and paving the path for more community parks in Tahoe.”
– Devin Middlebrook, mayor of South Lake Tahoe