Recently New Energy Works raised a modern Douglas fir timber frame pavilion designed by our friends at Eco-Logic Studio for the Motion Junction Playground, a first of its kind inclusive playground that provides an accessible play experience to children and adults of all physical and mental abilities located near our east coast shop in Canandaigua New York.
The large pavilion project is 120 feet by 35 feet and includes 270+ timbers, the largest of which are over 35-feet long. Even the local media stopped by to check out the raising and our own Nick Foley made it on the evening news!
The Motion Junction Playground has been brought to the Canandaigua community through the singular efforts of Inclusion in Motion, who believe that creating accessible spaces where children of all abilities can learn, play, and socialize is needed in the region. Through the group’s tireless efforts, they built a network of doners and supporters that helped make this one-of-a-kind playground a reality.
“Motion Junction started as a once far-fetched dream to create a place for everyone to Be Together, Learn Together, and Play Together. When our concept for a groundbreaking inclusive playground was brought to the Town of Canandaigua it was greeted with open arms, and the dream became a reality,” said Mike Bentley of Inclusion in Motion. “The final park design has earned Motion Junction the prestigious honor of being the first playground in the United States to earn an isUD™ (Innovative Solutions of Universal Design) certification.”
This pavilion project is near and dear to the hearts of many on our team, as well as our partners. Special thanks to Eco-Logic Studio, Starfire Lumber, Oregon-Canadian Forest Products, and Fire Tower Engineered Timber for their generosity and support which helped to make this pavilion possible.
“When projects like this come our way, we do everything we can to make them happen. Supporting community projects like Motion Junction that benefit the people and families of our region is just the right thing to do, and a big part of who we are.”
– Eric Fraser New Energy Works COO
Visit Motion Junction:
Motion Junction Playground
2640 Outhouse Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424