Revolutionary Recreation

This innovative recreational concept aims to transform the health of our region and strengthen community, by bringing engaging health and wellness directly to our schools, parks and neighborhoods — Serving those that need it most in rural Douglas County, Oregon.

Features of the WOWtruck

The WOWtruck will be jam-packed with a wide variety of activities for people of all ages and abilities to explore and learn.

  • Bike pump track
  • Gym mat tumblers
  • Yard games
  • Bounce house and inflatable obstacle courses

The WOWtruck Vision

This cutting-edge recreational experience, called the Thundering Water WOWtruck (Wellness on Wheels), is an 18-wheel truck that will transform into an activity and wellness educational center. It will travel around Douglas County bringing an innovative experience to our friends and neighbors, making nutrition and recreation fun, inclusive and accessible! 

Our hope is to begin the initial buildout Phase 1 in Summer 2024,
and the video below showcases our complete vision for the future!

Our mission

Thundering Water is a revolutionary recreation and wellness experience focused on disrupting downstream disease management with upstream healthcare, the effects of which will ripple through communities, changing lives for good.

A shared vision

This revolutionary project was created by the community for the community.

Here’s what they have to say:

“My hope from this amazing collaboration is that we give our 20-25 youth a week that attend our FARA Fun Night on Wednesdays, another connected opportunity to play and build their relational capacity. By providing safe places to play, youth who are experiencing difficulties in their personal lives have a moment to be themselves and build healthy relationship patterns.”

– Robert Miller, Executive Director, FARA

“Partnering with the TW Truck will help create excitement for biking and give kids a fun way to practice riding bikes. Together, we hope to instill a love of bike riding that will grow with kids from adolescence into adulthood.”

– Janelle Newton, Safe Routes to School Facilitator, Douglas ESD

“There are parents and families who have not experienced healthy family activity, due to poverty, lack of access, or conditions that greatly reduce the capacity of a parent to meet the holistic needs of their child or children. It is to the benefit of these families, and our communities, to teach these parents a different way, and support their incredible and brave efforts at making difficult changes in their lives.”

Jessica Hunter
Douglas County Child Welfare, Oregon Department of Human Services

A community initiative

 

 

“I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact that inclusive and accessible health and wellness initiatives bring to communities–especially rural communities like Douglas County. We’re fortunate to live in a region that prioritizes innovative, revolutionary upstream health care opportunities that will proactively change the future health and well-being of our citizens.”

 

– Sarah Holborow

Executive Director

 

We need your help

Join us in bringing upstream healthcare to the people who need it most.

Together, we can create a healthier Douglas County.