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 will consist of purpose built accommodation for Wounded Warriors and their caregivers to enjoy a variety of recreational activities offered as both a Day Retreat and as a Short term Respite facility. Fully ADA accessible and furnished with specialist fitness equipment to build strength in body and mind , The Ranch plans to offer fishing trips, kayaking , sailing and accessible transport to medical facilities, local beaches, airports and Tampa Bay area attractions.
A social outdoor space will be a key element of the Ranch, giving the Veterans , their families and caregivers an opportunity to reconnect and share experiences while also gaining strength, empowerment and tools to help their recovery and healing.
The Ranch will be designed to support both the physical and emotional needs of Warriors with fitness and sports at its core.
Alongside the Ranch, a City Park will enhance the facility by offering cycling and walking trails, A fully stocked pond for fishing , 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 Park will also have a pavilion to host events including picnic tables, grills and a children’s playground.
We are now very excited to start the Fund Raising Campaign for Phase 1 of the project : Acquiring the Land. We are searching for people who are committed, willing and able to be part of our team to make this dream happen.