2018 Voice of Caring: Spirit of Discovery Park

October 01, 2018 - 12:00 am

St. Louis Recreation Development Group, Inc. began its efforts to bring life to Spirit of Discovery Park, a radically inclusive amusement park located in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area in February of 2016. After raising over $50K, in January of 2018, the St. Louis-based, no profit and 501c3 began Phase 1 of its equity raise and is actively searching local, national and global sponsors to invest in, sponsor and fund the project in development & construction as well as the park’s ongoing operations and formally set this vision into motion.

Designed for every BODY, Spirit of Discovery Park presents a ground up and unique task of creating an entertainment complex and amusement park designed specifically for people with physical and mental disabilities as well as special needs. The centrally located destination will have rides, attractions, a greenhouse, an amphitheater, sensory areas, and an ice rink with access designed for everyone in tennis shoes to hospital beds. 

The effort has commissioned the assistance of the creative team at Wonderland Development Group, located in San Antonio, Texas. This partnership allows Spirit of Discovery Park’s team to utilize the experiences, concepts, and connections already learned to make the new park’s offerings as safe, efficient, and accessible as possible. In addition, all construction, design, development and employment will be contracted to local St. Louis businesses as a commitment to develop our local community.