Parks Appreciation Day

“Many hands make for light work” was the motto on Saturday, April 22 at Paradise Pond. This year’s Annual Parks Appreciation Day event boasted nearly 70 volunteers who helped spread 200 cubic yards of wood chips, plant trees and clear invasive species from the trees. 

Individuals young and old joined in and gave back to their local park. Working alongside City staff as well as Council Members Caroline Belleci, Denise McCluskey, Steve Worthington and Police Chief Mike Blair, there was a warm, community feel to the event.

Initially, the Parks crew wasn’t sure there would be enough individuals to manage the large amount of wood chips they had laid out to be spread throughout this 9.5 acre park, but the crowd just kept growing, finishing an hour earlier than the noon end of the event.

All of this work couldn’t have been done without the help of each and every person who came out on that rainy Saturday morning, and we would like to extend a huge thank you to not only the Public Works Crew, City Officials and our Chief, but also to the families and friends who made this a spectacularly successful Parks Appreciation Day.

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Visit our UniversityPlaceTV Youtube Channel for a video recap of the event.