Thanks! It’s My Park Day 2012

Thanks to the scores of volunteers who came out on March 5th to spruce up our beloved park! We mulched lots of trees, cut back nandina in the pool area, cleaned up trash and dog poo, weeded the perimeter of the volleyball court, sifted the sand in the sandbox, and returned the sand that had migrated outside the box. But the most important accomplishment was the strengthening of community ties to our park as more than 75 friends and neighbors worked and laughed and enjoyed a beautiful morning together.

Austin Parks Foundation puts on this city-wide event each year and has provided invaluable financial and technical support to our park adopter group for the last three years.

Austin Simply Fit was a sponsor of It’s My Park Day and they chose to participate as volunteers at our park. They are located in the neighborhood on Burnet Rd., so if you are looking for a personal trainer, give them a call!!

Austin Parks and Recreation Dept. deserves huge kudos! You may have noticed the rather large pile of donated mulch that got delivered to the northwest corner of the park. We had requested that it be delivered to the pool area, near the trees that needed mulching. PARD came to the rescue and moved the entire pile over to the correct location a couple days before the event. Phew!

We also had several groups represented as volunteers: Crestview United Methodist Church, IBM New Hire Network and some Cub Scouts. Thanks to these groups, and we hope to see you again next time.

Thanks as always to generous neighborhood businesses Genuine Joe and Tacodeli for donating the delicious refreshments that our volunteers thoroughly enjoyed, and to Wheatsville Co-op for their continued sponsorship of this event and all the delicious fruit and snacks that came from their store.

We can’t begin to thank everyone else individually, but let’s just end with a single heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers before, during and after the event who made it possible. Our park really looks loved!

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