Jonathan Beckhart, Development Director

Jonathan comes to Harper’s Playground with more than 15 years of experience in fundraising and resource development, partnerships, community engagement, and capital campaigns. With a deep passion and background in parks & recreation management, Jonathan is thrilled to help spread the radically inclusive play model far and wide with Harper’s Playground. Originally from the Midwest, Jonathan has a BS in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism Management from the University of Illinois and previous experience with the University of Oregon Alumni Association, City of Eugene Parks & Open Space, and Outward Bound. In his free time, you will most frequently find him with his family enjoying a playground or exploring new trails.

“I’m most passionate about elevating community livability through thoughtful and inclusive recreational opportunities and have long been inspired by the vision of Harper’s Playground to deliver on this vital need for EVERYBODY.”