Volunteers needed for work day at Aspinwall's Fountain Park
The mulch is ready to be spread and the pavilion and playground equipment will soon have a fresh look at Fountain Park in Aspinwall.
Volunteers along with the Aspinwall Neighborhood Watch group members will spend Saturday giving the park a facelift.
Work begins at 8 a.m. Coffee and breakfast snacks will be available, and a lunch break is scheduled.
Lorraine Marks, president of the Neighborhood Watch, said spreading mulch is the biggest task for volunteers.
“The major undertaking is a massive pile of mulch,” Marks said.
Mulch will be spread in the areas with newly installed equipment, which includes three new rocker pieces and a swing area that is accessible for people with disabilities.
Marks said people should bring pitchforks, shovels, gloves and anything else that would be needed for mulching.
If enough volunteers come out for the day, painting of the pavilion at the park and cleaning the park will be part of the work performed.
Paint has been donated, all that is needed is manpower, Marks said.
Getting the mulch spread will be the most important thing, though.
“If we don't get all the mulch down, we're not going to be able to open the park,” Marks said.
The Neighborhood Watch has been raising money for improvements to the park for several years through events such as National Night Out. The group has raised about $20,000.
Marks said she is excited to see years of work finally come to fruition.
“It's been like birthing a baby elephant,” Marks said.
Though excited about the first phase of work, Marks said the group will continue to raise funds for phase two of the project. That will include replacing more equipment.
“I'm very excited and yet I'm also anxious to continue the fundraising for phase two,” Marks said.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.