Volunteers clean dirt and weeds from the greenery in Tribute Park. Asmall group of Rockaway residents came together last Saturday to get one of the top parks in the borough, Tribute Park, ready for the summer season as part of the city's It's My Park Day.
Volunteers used the opportunity to clean weeds and dirt, and fill in the spaces between the bricks that lay in the park.
The cleaning of Tribute Park was one of the over 150 projects in neighborhood parks across the five boroughs. Also in Rockaway, the group Surfriders took to the beach at Beach 90 Street to clean up the area.
|It was a cold, windy day but this group didn't let it stop them from getting the park ready for the summer season. Among those pictured are Rockaway Parks Administrator Jill Weber; Nadia Murphy, who is a co-designer of the park and the chairperson of the Garden Club; and Delores Orr, the chairperson of Community Board 14. Everyone helps to fill in fresh dirt in the spaces between the bricks that lay in Tribute Park. The new dirt will prevent debris from gathering and weeds from growing. The stained glass cupola that honors all of the Rockaway residents who were lost in the 9/11 terror attacks serves as the background, as workers give the park a fresh look for the year. Luann Gallagher checks the planting on one of the trees at the park. |