Comcast Cares Day 2018 - Washington Park - 2:24
Posted May 24, 2018
This year’s volunteers worked with the Rockford Park District at the Washington Community Center. The main focus was on the children’s playground and painting to spruce the area up. All the holes were filled and a fresh layer of mulch was added around the playground equipment for safety. Two pavilion areas were painted along with several picnic tables and a set of bleachers. Several volunteers also picked up litter on the grounds of the community center. These activities will help beautify the community center, make the children’s area safe, and engage the children in nature and outdoor activities.
Hosted by: Ellee Pai Hong Produced by: Greater Chicago Newsmakers Team
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