As you are all are probably aware, MARC is set to begin construction on its Anwar Family Inspiration Center and Inspiration Park. However, progress stalled due to several unforeseen obstacles. MARC’s leadership and community partners have worked diligently to resolve issues to put our project back on track. We expect to begin demolition and construction in November.


The Opportunity park has been closed to the public for the past seven months and will continue to remain closed until construction is complete. We love sharing the park with our community and look forward to the day we can enjoy a brand-new park that is accessible to children of all abilities. Until then, we ask that everyone please refrain from using the park or entering the property. We take safety very seriously at MARC, and we do not want anyone harmed during the construction process. We look forward to sharing more of the construction updates with you as it commences.


Even more so, we eagerly await the day we can play at Inspiration Park together and share with you our brand-new Anwar Family Inspiration Center.

Update - 10/16/20

In November 2018, MARC launched a $7 million capital campaign - Building Inspiration - to address the growing need for services for individuals with developmental disabilities in the Permian Basin community. We are proud to announce that we have reached our fundraising goal of $7 million, thanks to several generous individuals, foundations and corporations in the Midland community.


“It has been an amazing campaign and we are truly humbled by the response from the community,” Brandon Black, Chair of MARC’s Board of Directors and Building Inspiration capital campaign committee, said. “We have received so much support from generous Midlanders, foundations and corporations. The community has really come together to help us make sure we are able to better serve MARC’s clients and their families.”


Proceeds from the capital campaign will support the construction of the new MARC Program Services Building, which will replace two buildings which currently stand on MARC’s campus on North A Street. In addition, a new Day Use Building will be constructed and MARC’s community park, “Inspiration Park”, will receive a complete renovation.

MARC has established an operation endowment which it will use to support the costs of the new facilities. If you would like to donate, please click on the link below. If you prefer to send in a check, please address them to the Permian Basin Area Foundation and include MARC Endowment in the memo line. For further assistance, please call us at 432-695-9901.

We will be posting updates as the construction progresses, so be sure to check back in soon!