Just a quick reminder to set aside a few hours on Saturday, May 18, to participate in our Pride Day event at Garden Street Park, located off of Allen, between Melvyn and Barbara, in the Westway Gardens community. More than just a reminder, we desperately need a lot of help with this neglected community park.
Some of the plants that we are asking our Investors for, for this clean-up, are ‘no maintenance’ perennials, specifically, clumps of day lilies, (Stella D’Oro would be really nice!), clumps of daffodils, Hostas, and some clumps of forsythia. If you need some help getting these clumps split out of your garden or yard we can arrange that or to pick them up. If you can deliver these and help us plant them on the 18th, all the better! We really need to go ‘no maintenance’ at this park.
We know that this is a busy weekend for everyone, but we trust that you will be willing to volunteer a little bit of your day to make a bunch of children a lot safer during their play time. Please bring wheel barrows, shovels, rakes, gloves and personal protective gear, pruning shears or saws, hoes, and lots of community spirit. Because this is such a major clean-up, we need to know how many are coming (weather permitting!) so we can better plan to distribute the work more efficiently. Please drop us a note or RSVP on Facebook if you can or cannot make it.
Some more information on the park itself…no water, no johns, no parking lot, no picnic tables and no electricity…just a basketball court, a small shelter pavilion with two grills, playground equipment, and lots of open space! Parking will be on the street, unless it dries out by the 18th, but even then, there are ruts and holes hidden in the deep grass!