Dr Stephanie Van Dyke Downtown Park

In January of 2017, the Klamath Falls community and the rest of the world lost a truly great person in a tragic accident. Dr. Stephanie Van Dyke dedicated her life to helping others and to making the world a better place.  In her memory, and with the help of many community partners, Sky Lakes Medical Center is building a community park in downtown Klamath Falls on the corner of Klamath Avenue and 11th Street. The idea for a park in this location was one of Stephanie's dreams. Donations for the park will help make her dream a reality.

All donations will go to the Sky Lakes Foundation and every dollar donated will be used to help fund the construction of the park. Every donation will be matched in part by many local businesses and community partners with their in-kind services and donated materials.

Construction on the park will begin in spring of 2018 and is anticipated to be completed by late summer of 2018.

Stephanie Van Dyke was the co-founder and first Medical Director for the Sky Lakes Wellness Center. She trained as a primary care physician in New York, and underwent residency at Oregon Health Science University's Cascades East Family Practice. Stephanie was board certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Throughout residency, Stephanie learned the value of preventing disease, which led to her obtaining an MPH (Master of Public Health) at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health prior to returning to Klamath Falls to launch the Wellness Center. Stephanie previously established a nonprofit health clinic in rural Uganda.

She worked with the Wellness team to catalyze many large projects and initiatives within the community as well as within the Wellness Center. She was part of the driving force that brought the Blue Zones Project to Klamath Falls, the Sugarman's Corner pocket park to downtown, and move the Oregon Avenue Protected Bike Lane Project forward. These efforts and initiatives, and many more, were motivated by a desire to improve the wellness and quality of life for all in her community.
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Lauren Michael Jespersen 
Klamath Falls, OR
Sky Lakes Medical Center Foundation 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.