Unique park created for wounded warriors

Hundreds volunteer to help build park

Author: David Sears, Reporter, dsears@ksat.com
Published On: Jun 15 2012 05:17:30 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 15 2012 12:50:34 PM CDT

It will be one of the most unique parks in the country.

With the help of donations and volunteers, a park is being built on the Brooke Army Medical Center campus to assist wounded warriors in their recovery.

"Basically, we are creating this outdoor environment for healing and therapy for family bonding time," said Beverly Lamoureux, with Returning Heroes Home.

The park sits on six acres. There are walking and jogging tracks that weave through the park for a mile and half. 

There are four rehab stations with increased elements of difficulties. Those areas designed by therapists from the Center for the Intrepid.

"They picked every single one of the therapy elements to help improve the physical conditioning of those in transition,” Lamoureux said.

The soldiers and their families will also be able to enjoy outdoor concerts and presentations in a 300-seat amphitheater.

Hundreds have volunteers have been able to be a part of the project.

"This is an opportunity for us to give back to the great men and woman of our country," said Eric Clount, who was one of many CPS Energy volunteers who volunteerd.

"It’s just overwhelming how much people want to show their support,” Lamoureux said.

The project should be ready for warriors in early July.

"We cant wait to open it up and make it available to everybody who needs it so much, " Lamoureux said.