Playing On Blue Slide Project

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — this is the first week children at Parkside Elementary got to enjoy a special playground two years in the making. The Blue Slide Project was launched to build one of the only wheelchair accessible playground in Grants Pass. The project was inspired by 4-year-old Isaac Pinon, who suffered from neuroblastoma as … Continue reading »

Blue Slide Project Needs Volunteers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — After years of fundraising and volunteer efforts, the Blue Slide Project is just one step away from completing the second and final phase. All fund raising has been completed, now volunteers are needed to help take down Parkside Elementary playground equipment so that the final improvements can be made. The schedule … Continue reading »

Blue Slide Project Needs Volunteers

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — For two years, the blue slide project has worked to make the Parkside Elementary playground more accessible for all children. Now, the final phase is set to begin, and while all the funding is place, volunteers are needed to implement it. This June, half of the playground will be taken down … Continue reading »

Local Mom Drops Pounds for Better Life

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A local woman known for her efforts to help make playgrounds more wheelchair accessible in southern Oregon is now taking the time to re-build herself. Over the past year, Mona Pinon, the founder of the Blue Slide Project, has been focusing on making lifestyle changes of her own.  Once morbidly obese, … Continue reading »

Jumble Sale for Playground

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A Southern Oregon University student organized an event to help raise money for the Blue Slide Project. Yard sale items and local vendors packed the Parkside Elementary parking lot Saturday. The sale’s proceeds go toward building a more wheelchair-accessible playground at the school. According to organizers, the project started fundraising in … Continue reading »