(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / June 21, 2021) – The City of Stillwater and Mya’s Promise invite the public to join them on Friday, June 25, for an afternoon of free, family-friendly activities to celebrate the grand opening of the PlayAbility Project at Strickland Park, 300 S. Main Street.

The celebration will begin at 11 a.m. with a welcome ceremony and ribbon cutting led by City Manager Norman McNickle and City Councilor Amy Dzialowski, who also serves on the board of Mya’s Promise.

Join the library for family mindfulness activities at 11:30 a.m. and a special outdoor storytime at noon featuring plenty of music and movement activities. Valerie Bloodgood and Carol Bender will lead a series of yoga based mindfulness activities that can be practiced by all ages. Library activities will take place in the grassy area between the playground and the skate park. By taking a short survey following the storytime, families will receive a free book. Lawn chairs or blankets are encouraged so everyone can be comfortable while participating.

In addition to the library’s activities, Prairie Arts Center will operate a craft table, Stillwater Police Department will hand out popsicles, Stillwater Fire Department will bring a fire truck, and Chick-fil-A will provide food for 300 people.

“Watching our community come together to create this welcoming and inclusive space has been so incredible,” Dzialowski said. “We are grateful for every single person who helped bring this project to life. We would not have been able to do it without you.”

This playground has been a cooperative project between the City of Stillwater and Mya’s Promise to create an inclusive and accessible play area and community gathering place. Mya’s Promise was chosen to be the recipient of Stillwater High School’s Stillwater Makes a Change (SMAC) and all funds raised in the 2018-2019 school year went toward the PlayAbilty Project.

The City and Mya's Promise would like to thank Stillwater residents and the following community partners for making this project possible:

ABI Physical Therapy Services, Charlie’s Discount Drug, Community Foundation, Dr. Elisa Davis and Jeffery Huston, Dysphagia Specialist PLLC, Oklahoma Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant (CDGB), Andrew, Amy, Bennett and Stella Dzialowski, Resource Enhancements, Vicki Ehlers, Exchange Bank, Darrel Fell, Faye Allene Rife Brown Foundation, Bo and Angela Gamble, Jeanne Homer, Iron Monk Brewing, Dustin, Toni, Vivien, William and Henry Ivey, Jordan and Amanda Kindschi, Jacob and Kami Linneman, Mya’s Promise, Trustee for Wells, LLC, Hugh and Kathryn Merrill, Keith and Jean Merrill, Kiwanis Club, Elizabeth Steward, Patricia Mullins, Murray Insurance Agency, Dr. Stephen and Renee Smalley, State Farm Insurance- Neighborhood Assist Grant, Stillwater Makes a Change (SMAC), SMAC Donors (2018-2019), Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater Pediatric Dentistry, Stillwater Rotary Clubs, Stillyarts, LLC, Justin and Kathleen Street, Myla Stevens, Studio Architects, Rob and Anne Terry, United Methodist Women, University Heights Baptist Church, Dr. Krystal and Jeremy Voight, Dr. Malinda Webb and Steve Webb, Mike and Lori Wieder, Wilson Auto Family, Chick-fil-A, Mexico Joe’s, Jean and Jackson Martin, Interworks, B & L Heating and Air Conditioning, Josh and Becky Taylor, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Pioneer Tire, Willa’s Posse -Jo and Jack Harrel, Kristine and Matt Waits, Territory Resources, BancFirst, Carpenter Family, Spears School of Business, Formal Fantasy, Simmons Bank, DuPrees, Therapy Specialists – Stillwater, OSU Wrestling, Scott Leming State Farm Insurance, Stillwater Surgical Associates, Stillwater Family Care, Overton Farms, Knights of Columbus, OSU Office of the President.

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