PRESCOTT, Ariz. (KSAZ) - The City of Prescott and the Prescott Kiwanis Club are working to build a playground to honor Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian worker who was killed in Syria by ISIS terrorists.
Mueller was 26 when she died and was dedicated to human rights, especially to improve the plight of women and children in the war-torn middle east.
A playground in her home town is a fitting way to honor her memory.
There's a perfect sight for a playground, next to a popular roller-hockey rink in Prescott.
"We're going to have a state of the art surface, safe for kids, the latest and great equipment manufacturers," said Gary Ballard.
For Kayla's parents, the idea of a playground dedicated to her memory is something very special.
"It's hard to express how important it is, we do not have a grave, I intend to spend a lot of time here with kids, watching them play. Kayla would be with the kids, it will be real important for us," said Carl Mueller.
Plans for the park are important to Kayla's parents because she cared so deeply about kids.
"So just her heart for women and children they will be here, moms and kids, play hockey with the little ones in the park. I guess that is Kayla's heart for women and children," said Marsha Mueller.
The goal is to raise $80,000 to build the playground. The Muellers hope people donate the money to make it happen.
If you would like to donate:
Mail checks to
Kiwanis Club of Prescott Community Foundation
PO Box 1020
Prescott, AZ 86302