On October 15, 2015, Kris Christensen, the Program Coordinator for Outdoors for All Foundation, sent us the following letter of support:


To Whom It May Concern,

On behalf of Outdoors for All, I am writing to express our organization’s support for the restoration and enhancement of Cheasty Greenspace.  As an organization that is committed to providing adaptive recreation to individuals in the greater Seattle area, we see the Cheasty Greenspace as a wonderful asset and project for individuals with disability and the community.

At Outdoors for All, our mission is: to enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disability through outdoor recreation. We are a non-profit that offers year round outdoor recreation opportunities to individuals with disability in the greater Seattle area. We offer multi week ski, snowboard, and cross country ski lessons at Stevens Pass and Snoqualmie Pass in the winter. We offer expansive programming in the summer, such as rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, cycling, canoeing, and yoga. We have an extensive custom events program that works with community partners to deliver activities to unique individuals in different community groups. Outdoors for All also has a growing relationship with the Wounded Warrior Project and provides adaptive recreation to injured service members in our region. We constantly hear how being outside and cycling helps individuals with disability increase their quality of life through recreation and experiences in the outdoors. We would love to be able to bring a group of individuals with disability to Cheasty Greenspace and use the accessible trail either hiking or with adaptive cycles.

Outdoors for All is extremely happy to support Cheasty Greenspace and the walking and biking paths it will offer in such close proximity to Metropolitan population of Seattle. We have faith that individuals with disability will be able to easily access and recreate in Cheasty Greenspace and we are very excited that the Seattle Park Board and Seattle City Council have decided to move forward with the comprehensive trail plan. Outdoors for All looks forward to seeing such a great park close to home.

Sincerely,

Kris Christensen
Program Coordinator
Outdoors for All Foundation

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