About Milestones

Indoor fun for everyone!

The first of its kind in the State of Texas, Milestones Development & Play Park is a place where every child is special, regardless of their ability level.

Milestones brings the essence and feeling of a traditional, outside park, indoors. Children can play every day, whether it’s 100˚ outside, 20˚ or there are 50 mph winds.  In any kind of weather, it’s always a beautiful, 70˚ day inside Milestones Park!

But, it’s more than just a park.  It is a place where parents can connect with their children and kids can experience the true joy of play together, embracing each other’s unique gifts.

Why Milestones?

Milestones Development & Play Park is a community transformation project by Alström Angels, a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on raising awareness and funding research for a cure for Alström Syndrome. Throughout the years, the Alström Angels board chose to further its mission by creating a community transformation project. This project would further extend their outreach to include children of all abilities while providing an avenue to further raise awareness for Alström Syndrome. Milestones park is a place for all children to play, create, and grow. We hope the park impacts your family and creates a place to bond and have fun!

Mission

Milestones Development & Play Park provides children of all ability levels with a stimulating environment that will allow them to play, learn, and share experiences. We encourage children and their families to embrace the true spirit of inclusion, creating an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding of everyone.

Accessibility

All play structures within Milestones are custom-made to allow access for every child to play and explore.  Each structure is oversized with wide walkways, so even parents can play alongside their children.  Milestones’ supervised, uniquely designed play areas ensures children’s safety, while challenging them to reach, think, climb, interact, explore, and have fun!

Location

Through collaboration with the City of Lubbock, Milestones Development & Play Park will be located in the heart of McAlister Park.  Milestones’ future home is conveniently located next to Legacy Play Village and the Challenger Little League Field along the Marsha Sharp Highway and Milwaukee Avenue.

Timeline

The capital campaign to bring Milestones Park to life is in full swing and project completion is planned for the Fall of 2022.  Of course, the sooner the capital campaign is fulfilled, the quicker children and their families can begin to play, explore, and learn inside Milestones Park! Follow the campaign progress here

Campaign Progress

Milestones Park is a community transformation project of Alström Angels and is a 100% non-profit. As a result, all funds raised go directly to Milestones Park and its commitment to providing a safe place for kids of any and all abilities to have FUN!

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Our Goal

Capital campaign
steering committee

The capital campaign for Milestones Development & Play Park is governed by a steering committee comprised of volunteer community leaders.  The steering committee members give of their time, talents, and resources to ensure strategic governance oversight, fundraising support, and advisory services for the capital campaign. 

If you would like more information about the steering committee or how to become involved, please email cassie@alstromangels.org.

Tiffany Berry
Cornerstone
Vice President of Cultural Engagement

 

David Bloodworth
Remax Commercial
​Commercial Realtor

 

Hannah Bourgeois-Martinez
Achziger Elementary School
Special Education Teacher

 

Julie Childs
Remax Commercial
​Commercial Realtor

 

Diana Dowd
MrDNA (Molecular Research, LP)
​Accounts Manager

Marcy Erwin
Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham, LLP
Attorney at Law

 

Gina Flores
Atlas Audiology
Doctor of Audiology

 

Jaime Herndon
Benett Elementary
Special Education Teacher

Cassie Johnston
Alstrom Angels
Exec. Director & Co-founder

Greg Johnston
Canyon ISD
Vice Principal

Lynn Johnston
Reagor Dykes Auto Group
General Manager 

Javier D. Martinez

Javannah Capital
Partner | Chairman

Amy Najjar
Lubbock ISD
Occupational Therapist

 

Dr. Nolan Riley
The Vision Center of West Texas
Optometrist, Owner

 

Misti Welch
American Cancer Society High Plains Division
Senior Marketing Mgr.

Katie Kauffman
Realtor/Edge Concepts

 

Libby White
Self Employed
NSCA Level 1 Shotgun Instructor

 

Alex Zamora
KCBD News Channel 11

 

Jeff Zamora
PFG Advisors
Financial Advisor

 

Mindi Janssen
Parkview Pediatric Dentistry 

 

Ashley Hamm
​Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
​Office of External Relations; Vice President

 

Travis Isom
Isom Holdings
COO

 

Shannon Isom
Lubbock-Cooper ISD
Special Education Teacher