Our Inspiration

Our inspiration comes from all our kids, however one young man moved our hearts in a special way.  Peter Anthony Sunchild Curley (1987-2011) embodied the spirit of play and openness.  His smile was a great source of wonder to all who knew him and he was ready to greet everyone with a hug and a hello.  Peter treasured outings to “see people, people” and Missoula’s parks were among his favorite destinations.  Although Peter endured over 70 surgeries in his 23 years of life, he accepted adversity with grace many of us never summon.  A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Peter had “the spirit of a warrior and the soul of an angel.”  Our aim was to create a playground as radiant and uncommon as Peter was and a place that would have delighted his heart.