Grant for Wheelchair Charging Stations

Release Date: 
10/07/2015

The Pendleton Parks & Recreation Department has been collaborating with Clearview Mediation to obtain a grant to install charging stations for motorized wheelchairs at several City parks.  Parks & Recreation Director Donnie Cook reported that proposed sites include: Museum Park, Community Park, Pioneer Park, Rice-Blakey Park, Roy Raley Park, Til Taylor Park, Brownfield Park and the Union Pacific Shelter.  Darrin Umbarger of Clearview Mediation, Disability Resource Center, announced to the City Council Tuesday night that their grant application was successful.  He said part of their program will include providing training for users on operation and travel safety.