2011-05-27 / Community

Tribute Park Gets Spruced Up For Summer

By Miriam Rosenberg


Removal of debris and weeds was just the beginning of getting the park ready for the summer. Removal of debris and weeds was just the beginning of getting the park ready for the summer. Volunteers joined with Parks and Recreation personnel last Saturday to get Tribute Park ready for the summer – cleaning, pruning, mulching and putting in new plantings. The park, which was created in memory of those who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, opened in 2005, just days before the fourth anniversary of the attacks. A group of six volunteers gather every Tuesday between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., the day of the week and time of day when the planes struck the Twin Towers, to clean up and work in the park’s garden. Additional volunteers are always welcome. “We really need [more] help,” said volunteer Nadia Murphy.



The May 21 work at Tribute Park included planting, mulching and pruning. The May 21 work at Tribute Park included planting, mulching and pruning.

The Parks Department removed whatever debris the volunteers gathered. The Parks Department removed whatever debris the volunteers gathered.

Parks supervisor R. Rohan watches as volunteer Nadia Murphy plants geraniums at the base of the granite memorial remembering the 343 firefighters lost in the terror attacks on 9/11. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg Parks supervisor R. Rohan watches as volunteer Nadia Murphy plants geraniums at the base of the granite memorial remembering the 343 firefighters lost in the terror attacks on 9/11. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg

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