In 2014, Rident Park was founded by families who share the vision of a creating a unique life-span housing community for adults with special needs. After spending several years exploring various housing models around the U.S. and abroad, we developed a shared vision depicting a compelling future for our special children—Where Home and Community Are One.℠
Rident Park is a “Destination Supported Living Community” serving adults with a wide variety of developmental disabilities. The philosophy behind the destination community concept is to provide an enticing residential environment that draws families, residents, care providers, supporters, volunteers and other members of the local community into Rident Park for the enrichment of everyone. As the Rident Park community is fully experienced over time, a lasting sense of well-being, peace of mind is fostered creating a vibrant and nurturing community for the benefit of all.
Our community name—Rident Park, is derived from the definition of “rident” which means the display of happiness, laughter and cheerfulness. Combining “rident” with “park” which means an open gathering space with trees and greenery, we envision a happy and cheerful meeting place that serves as a hub of activity for our community; a desired destination for our children, our families and our supporters.