Recap: Westside Volunteer Corps’ May Day of Service — A Day in the Park!
May 22, 2018
On Saturday, May 19, the Westside Volunteer Corps headed to English Avenue’s Lindsay Street Park for a “Day of Service!” Instead of stormy skies, volunteers were greeted by sunshine – perfect weather for a morning of gardening.
The park, built to serve the community, was in need of a little TLC before summertime, so it was all hands on deck as volunteers grabbed shovels and gloves to spruce it up!
According to The Conservation Fund, one of the nation’s top environmental nonprofits and the organization that spearheaded the development of Lindsay Street Park in 2015, the site serves as more than just green space.
“[Lindsay Street Park] provides a safe place for kids to play and neighbors to gather and focuses on environmental, economic, and social justice outcomes as well. This park was envisioned, planned, and designed through a process to ensure residents led the way… The Conservation Fund collaborated with residents and numerous non-profits, and also received outstanding support from corporations such as U-Haul, to create this new park to address many of the challenges faced in this community.” (The Conservation Fund)
Corps volunteers got to experience all the wonders of the park firsthand at the community day of service. Our friends at Park Pride and The Friends of Lindsay Street Park joined us to beautify, landscape and clean up the neighborhood park. Check out some highlights and photos from the event!