Aven's Village at Island Grove
Inclusive Playground

What is Aven's Village?

There are only 2 universally accessible playgrounds in Northern Colorado. Aven’s Village at Island Grove Regional Park will be the third and is named in honor of Aven Mondy, a local girl who has cerebral palsy. Our goal is to fund the playground’s construction which is slated for 2015-2016.

Make Aven’s Village a reality by making a donation

There are several options available:

  • Mail your donation to: SI FPO Aven’s Village (Shane’s Inspiration for Purposes of Aven’s Village) c/o Tom Welch 501 N. 14th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631
  • Donate online at Shane’s Inspiration by selecting Aven’s Village at Island Grove Park or through our GoFundMe website.

Businesses and organizations can also help by becoming a major sponsor. Current major sponsors include ARC of Weld County, The Community Foundation, and Community Service Charitable Foundation, Inc. For more information, read our sponsorship packet, contact Parks Planner Sarah Boyd, or check out our infographic.

Call for Artists

Are you a professional artist seeking to add value to one of the regions newest, largest and coolest playgrounds? Then this project is for you! The City of Greeley’s One Percent for Art Program is requesting qualifications from artists for the installation of art that will go into a newly designed all-inclusive playground.

The playground will be located at Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, CO, which receives hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and is home to some of Northern Colorado’s largest events including the Greeley Stampede and the Greeley Blues Jam.

This call is for artwork design, fabrication and installation within a very tight timeline. Applications are due before midnight on Friday, Oct. 9. Artists can apply online at or download and complete a paper application.