Our community service day is tomorrow, April 24. We’ll be starting at 9 AM. Please meet at the ark.
We hope to see lots of you at the park! We also understand that some have busy spring sports schedules or other events that may not align with the day/time we’ve chosen. And if this sort of thing just isn’t your cup of tea, that’s okay too.
Kids are welcome. Please use your judgment on whether you feel your child is old enough to participate, or at least, play safely nearby. We don’t want anyone getting hurt.
For those that do come out, our focus will be on the following:
On Friday, the ark will be cleaned and pressured washed. The Kline family has volunteered to do this (thank you).
We will be sanding splinter points around the ark. If you have a powered sander and extension cord, please bring them! We’ll also need old fashioned rasps for spots the power tools can’t reach.
There are some spots that need additional nails or screws. If you have a cordless drill and hammer, bring them along just in case.
Once the prep work is complete, we’ll apply a sealer/stain to protect the wood. If you’ll be helping with this, please be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting stain on.
The mulch around the ark needs a refresh to ensure sufficient padding in the event of a fall. We have a load of Cypress chips being delivered late Friday or early Saturday morning. Bring your wheelbarrow and shovel if you want to help with this. If we get 4-5 people helping with this, it will not take long to get this spread.
We have a few Azaleas that are looking pretty bad. These need to be cut down. Bring your pruning shears.
We could also dig them up, but that will leave depressions or holes that someone might step in and get hurt. We have lots of kids that like to play around the shrubs and we don’t want them getting hurt.
We do plan to replace the shrubs at some point in the future, but feel two things need to be done before we start. First, to ensure the investment is worthwhile, we feel it’s best to get a landscape architect/designer to help develop a master plan for additional plant/shrub/tree variety. Secondly, we need to get the irrigation system that covers the beds converted to drip irrigation. This will make our water use more responsible, allow us to apply the right amount of water for each type of plant, and save us money on water. We believe these steps will ensure the park is something to proud of and can enjoy all year.
We will be planting some daylilies to add some summer color. You will need a shovel and, if you prefer, gloves.