VOTING IS NOW OPEN!!
Register online today and cast your 18 votes towards the Morris Outdoor Rest & Recovery Area!
WE NEED YOUR VOTES! #MoreForMorris
The Morris Area Recreation Commission needs your support! Votes are needed to be awarded a grant to build an Outdoor Rest & Recovery Area through the Aviva Community Fund. Voting runs from October 10 – 19.
The Town of Morris is home to approximately 1,900 community members, and growing. Many of these members, along with surrounding communities use the park at the south end of town for numerous recreation and leisure activities.
Our park features 4 baseball diamonds, a large soccer pitch, a new playground and walking trails. What we’re lacking is a permanent outdoor washroom and resting facility.
The Morris Area Recreation Commission along with other community groups use the park year round for both organized recreation programs, community events such as Canada Day and the 55+ games and leisurely activities for individuals of all ages.
Our hope is to provide a permanent, accessible, sheltered area and washroom facility to accommodate our growing numbers! We have an amazing recreation commission that works tirelessly to provide our youth, adult and senior opportunities to participate in programs focused on physical activity, wellness, and positive mental health. Other community groups such as the Red River Valley Parent-Child Centre, Morris and Area Senior Services and the Red River Valley School Division use the area to host other community, youth, senior and school events.
A rest and washroom area would be ideal to ensure that all persons have the opportunity to participate, work and volunteer during these events.
The facility will include two accessible-friendly washrooms on each side with eco-friendly toilets and assisted hand rails in the stalls. A bench and change area for community members and athletes to utilize will be situated outside the stall.
Each washroom will have a low standing vanity that will meet accessibility codes and standards as well as a change station for those with young children.
A sheltered area is incorporated in the plans as well – it will be equipped with tables and benches for families to use as a rest and recovery area from their outdoor activities. Water fountains will be situated inside the sheltered area to promote health and wellbeing along with waste reduction.
We need this, Aviva! Help us grow our outdoor opportunities and assist us in creating an inclusive and accessible space for our community!