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The Inukai Boys and Girls Club and Depave want to extend a big THANK YOU to all our project partners and the hard-working volunteers who came out to transform a parking lot into a safe, accessible outdoor play space for the 200 youth served by the club each day. The project includes: a natural playspace, a large mural, a rain garden, as well as a stage, seating, fence, and bike racks.

Since October we’ve been working with Miguel Villanueva of New Village Masonry and Construction on excavation, installation of new permeable pavers, and creation of the playspace. Miguel attended Inukai as a youth and has been an amazing partner in giving back to the community. Thank you Miguel!

 

Special thanks to our primary project funders

View the project design

About the Inukai Boys and Girls Club

The Inukai Club is one of seven in the Portland Metro Boys and Girls Club network, offering after school and summer programs for youth ages 6-18. The Club is a nonprofit youth development and community service agency that reaches 200 youth per day, with low-income and people of color making up 80% of the population served. The Club operates a free food pantry, serving 35,000 meals per year.

Inukai staff and members are eager to improve safety and make the space more welcoming and functional – for the Club community and the surrounding neighborhood. “I couldn’t be more excited about this project, the impact it will have, and that we get to include our community and families in the process! We at Inukai have been trying to get something done with this space for years, and it means the world to me that Depave stepped in to make it happen!” – Rachel Schutz, Senior Director of Youth, Family, & Trauma-Informed Services