Mission & Vision

The mission of the Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation is "to preserve Mason's livability by raising funds to enhance and expand our community's parks, trails and recreation programs and to provide access and opportunity for all."

Major areas of focus for the Foundation include:

  • Providing fully accessible and inclusive parks, recreation centers and activities.
  • Providing scholarships for children from low-income families and with disabilities to allow for participation in a variety of community sponsored educational and recreational activities.
  • Serving the community by assisting with facility improvements and improving the appeal of the area and overall quality of life.
  • Serving as a resource for other organizations and communities on how to create optimal all-inclusive and accessible playgrounds.

Since its establishment in 2006, the Foundation has succeeded in raising general awareness of its mission; securing support from sponsors, donors, and the state of Ohio; as well as implementing several special events and activities. These activities have allowed the Foundation to raise funds to cover the organization’s operating expenses, the Common Ground playground project, and scholarships for low-income and children with disabilities to attend community programs.