On January 28, Mason City Council and TriHealth executives announced TriHealth’s significant contribution toward achieving the goal of building Common Ground Playground in Mason, Ohio. TriHealth’s support of this initiative will have a substantial impact on Mason’s journey to complete Common Ground Playground, a future destination where children and adults of all levels of capabilities can interact and play together and the City’s mission for Building a Culture of Wellness.

Set on 33 acres of land off of Reading Road in Mason, Common Ground playground will be an invaluable asset to the region as it eliminates boundaries for children and adults with disabilities and encourages interaction and inclusivity with typical peers. The park’s serene setting will encompass unique sensory and play equipment in a safe and enclosed environment; encourage social interaction and challenges physical, social, emotional and cognitive development through exploratory and interactive play.

The City of Mason has a successfully history of partnering with TriHealth to enhance health and wellness opportunities in the community.  In 2008, the City of Mason united with TriHealth, one of the leading healthcare providers in the Cincinnati region, to advance the City’s mission of building a culture of wellness in the community. This was accomplished through a significant expansion of the Mason Community Center to offer medical and physical therapy services inside the Center. Since that time, the City and TriHealth have collaborated on various programming initiatives that promote health and wellness to the Center’s members as well as the Mason community. Based off of the continued success of the partnership, TriHealth will be expanding its medical practice services inside the Center to include approximately 10,000 of additional space in order to better serve its clientele in Mason and the Cincinnati region.

With TriHealth’s contribution, Common Ground playground will complement the community’s repertoire of amenities that promote Mason’s values of health, wellness and inclusivity. The project officially broke ground earlier this month and with continual aggressive fundraising efforts, the City of Mason and the Parks and Recreation Foundation are hopeful to complete the project by Spring 2020.

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