Northumberland Backyard Project
If you build it, they will come. And that’s why we need your support to turn our ‘field of dreams ‘ into a reality for kids and families in Northumberland County!
What is the Northumberland Backyard Project?
The Northumberland Backyard Project would see an unused piece of land behind Five Counties Children’s Centre in Cobourg transformed into a safe, fully-accessible backyard green space. At present, the 25,200-square-foot parcel of property behind the Five Counties’ Northumberland site cannot be used due to drainage and traffic concerns.
Once transformed, the Northumberland Backyard Project would become an accessible backyard green space that includes a fully accessible playground, sensory play equipment, accessible garden area, gazebo, storage space and track.
Why is this needed?
There is tremendous need for more space and options to provide treatment, recreation, cultural awareness and outdoor education programming in Northumberland County. Hundreds of kids of all ages and abilities and their families in Northumberland would benefit. The Northumberland Backyard Project would provide more space and capacity to support families in region. Its proposed accessible playground area would also be the first of its kind in Northumberland.
Who is behind this initiative?
The Northumberland Backyard Project is truly a community effort. While Five Counties is spearheading the initiative, its key partners include the County of Northumberland, Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre, YMCA Northumberland and the local EarlyON Child and Family Centre. Clients, families and visitors to these agencies and other community partners would stand to benefit from the Northumberland Backyard Project.
Show us Your Support
Help us turn our field of dreams into the Northumberland Backyard Project. Read more on this page on how your support can help endure kids and families get the treatment and support they need that will benefit them for the rest of their lives!