"Our highest purpose is to make a difference in the world - create a better place for children and families."
Barb King passed away in 2008 after a seven-month battle with cancer, but her passion and legacy live on. As cofounder and president of Landscape Structures, she was both an accomplished marketer and operations leader, yet still remarkably down-to-earth and close to her employees.
She advocated an open, friendly and empowering culture at Landscape Structures, ensuring that every one of the more than 300 employees had an equal voice in suggesting change, improvement and progressive action for the company.
Barb was committed to children and passionate about showing them how to lead healthier lives and appreciate nature. In this spirit, Barb created the Säjai® Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching children the value of healthy living by encouraging them to experience the outdoors, be active and make smart nutrition choices.
In May 2013, Barb's legacy gained more nationwide reach when the Säjai Foundation® merged with Camp Fire, an organization emphasizing camping and other outdoor activities for youth. Camp Fire serves more than 250,000 youth and families in communities across the country.
In 2010, the Barb King Inspiration Park was completed in Delano, MN, as a unique playground honoring a unique person. The novel angles, innovative panels and inclusive activities welcoming children of all abilities have become a central gathering space for the Delano community. The park was assembled from recycled materials in honor of Barb’s commitment to the environment and innovation.