The Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch and Park was founded in 2013 by Wounded Warrior Mike Delancey, a Pinellas Park resident who himself was critically injured in a sniper attack during military combat in Iraq and has confronted his own life changing injuries.
The Wounded Warriors Abilities Ranch will be built as a place to Honor, Strengthen and Empower warriors through recreational activities in a safe and reflective environment.
The Ranch and Park will offer facilities to Wounded Veterans with a focus on wheelchair users . Activities at the Ranch will include Equestrian stables and trails, A Wetlands Pond for water activities including fishing and kayaking , specially designed ADA work out stations to strengthen both body and mind and a large multi purpose sports court specifically designed for Wheelchair Sports and Events.
The Ranch and Park will also have a pavilion with picnic tables and grills and a social area with a children’s playground. This will be a key element of the Ranch, giving the Veterans and their families and caregivers an opportunity to connect and share experiences while also gaining strength, empowerment and tools to move forward with their journey of recovery and healing.
Future developments of the Ranch will include 4 fully accessible cabins to become a destination for wounded veterans from across the country. They will come and use the Pinellas Park Ranch for respite and aiding their recovery, the plan is that it will be used as a model for similar Veterans facilities in the future nationwide.
We are now very excited to start the fund raising campaign and ultimately the building of our Ranch so we are searching for people who are committed, willing and able to be part of our team to make this dream happen.