On Saturday, November 19th, a team of 20 volunteers from C&S Wholesale Grocers and Pope Francis High School, joined interns and Board members from Regreen Springfield, in helping to finish the restoration of Harriet Tubman Park, in Springfield’s Six Corners Neighborhood. Over 80 cubic yards of wood chips were spread under all of the play equipment in the Park. Earlier this fall, 22 new trees were planted in the Park, areas were weeded, trees were mulched and other restoration work was completed.
The work to install the wood chips was undertaken by the team, in partnership with the City of Springfield Parks Department who provided tools, wheel barrows and the wood chips. Through the work of Regreen Springfield and the Parks Department, the Park is now ready for full use for the first time since the June 2011 tornado.
This project was a great opportunity to involve many partners in the community regreening and enhancement project. Verizon Wireless, the University of Massachusetts, Pope Francis High School, C&S Grocers, the National Arbor Day Foundation, CSX Railroad, the Alliance for Community Trees, Regreen Springfield, the Springfield Parks Department and residents of the Hickory Street neighborhood helped to make this project a success.