Leslie Sutherland Park, a community treasure, is maintained and beautified by neighborhood volunteers. Please join us to help spruce up this amazing community asset. There will be many types of help needed, including:
- Trash cleanup
- Mulch spreading
- Brush clearing on trails in lower park
- Planting of new perennials
Please bring gloves and garden tools (rakes, shovels, weeding tools, etc.) if you have them. Some tools and supplies, such as trash bags, will be available at the event. Social distancing will be in effect, so please wear your mask. We will also be collecting contact information for people who may be interested in “adopting” parts of the park. This will be a fun event and a great chance to meet Park Hill neighbors.
This year's cleanup will be residents' first opportunity to "adopt a bed." Families or individuals can pick one of the seven planting beds in Sutherland Park to "parent"--and in return, have their names placed on a lovely garden sign celebrating their connection to the bed. Bed parents can keep an eye on the growing plants, make sure there's plenty of mulch, and help keep the bed weeded during the growing season. More than one person or family can adopt the same bed! This is a new initiative, and one that we hope will lead to more regular maintenance of our beautiful gardens. More information on bed adoption will be available at the cleanup event.
If you plan to attend--or if you can't make it but would like to volunteer for ongoing park maintenance--please RSVP to this link. Thanks, and we hope to see you there!