The aviary at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla is the only one of its kind in our region. If funding is not secured within the next 6 months it could be gone.
WALLA WALLA, WA - The aviary at Pioneer Park in Walla Walla is the only one of its kind in our region. If funding is not secured within the next 6 months it could be gone.
Friends of the aviary at Pioneer Park formed a non-profit. Their goal is to keep the birds in Walla Walla and preserve an institution that has been around for over three decades.
With design influences stemming from central park in New York it has long been a place for entire families to enjoy.
"All the stories that we hear are of people that spent their childhood here, walking around the aviary. it's peaceful to come down here most of the time and on a day like today it's even better," said Shane Laib, the chair of the Friends of Pioneer Park Aviary.
The city has now placed a six-month moratorium preserving the funding, but after that it is fall or fly. About $300,000 will be needed to rebuild the aviary and preserve it. Half of that is from reserve funds from the city but the other half has to come from donations.
For more info about how to donate just go to their site here: http://friendsofpioneerparkaviary.org/