Mayo Clinic Health System helps All Abilities Park get closer to fundraising goal

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Monday morning Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare announced a six figure donation to the All Abilities Trane Park Project.

Mayo donated $125,000 to the project, which will construct a park for people of all ages and all abilities.

The park costs $6 million to fully fund, and organizers broke ground in October.

Officials say there are fewer than 20 All Abilities Parks around the world like the one planned in La Crosse.

"Well Mayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Health System is interested in innovations and cutting edge means of improving the health of people and investing in this park is a means of doing that. And it's great to see that La Crosse and interested people who live and work here want to invest in similar innovative projects," said Regional VP Mayo Clinic Health System Southwest Wisconsin Dr. Paul Mueller.

More than half of the $6 million needed has already been raised through city funds, corporate donors and individual donations.

The park is scheduled to open in July.