Sanford Children’s Hospital Billion Pavilion

Billion Pavilion was funded entirely by donors through an effort that includes a lead $1 million gift from David H. and Christine Billion. The park includes a covered picnic shelter for patients who cannot be in the sun and unique equipment such as a caterpillar climber, spring rider, patterned path routes, an Oodle Swing and sound arch. Other elements in the new space include physical therapy steps and ramps for patients to do their physical therapy outside, planting gardens, workbenches, flower beds and garden benches with wheelchair space and decorative seating.

Other large donors to the $1.4 million project included Henry Carlson Co., Panda Express and Northwestern Mutual. The climbing caterpillar will be named “Henry” in honor of Henry Carlson Jr., who died in 2022 at age 97.


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Sanford Children's Hospital Billion Pavilion