Aven's Village at Island Grove
Inclusive Playground

News and events

  • Planning between the City of Greeley Parks Division and Shane’s Inspiration continues through the end of 2015 for Aven’s Village at Island Grove Regional Park. The community's outpouring of support has been amazing and donations continue to be accepted on behalf of the project to ensure the project reaches its fullest potential. Although there isn’t a date scheduled for the ground breaking, here are the latest renderings for the playground (tap to enlarge):

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.