Animal Acres cleanup brings together Master Gardeners, Rotarians, and park volunteers

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Plans made, time to get to work
L to R: Tony Holman, Ron Hebron,
Mike Sharpe, Linda Holman, and Janet Norem
Photo by Jerry Pickard

Saturday, August 17, 2013, a group of Master Gardeners, Rotarians and park volunteers worked together to do an extensive clean up in Animal Acres Park in Lake Forest Park.

Tony Holman hauls away a tarp full of cut brush
Photo by Jerry Pickard

The park was weeded, watered and pruned. They weeded the Children's Garden and trimmed bushes, trees and cut back brush in the park. They also removed brush and trimmed back hedges from the intersection of NE 179th Street and Brookside Blvd. so that drivers may enter NE 179th more safely. 

John Gwazdouskas prunes the brush away from the
Dogwood Flower Fountain by Seattle artist Paul Sorey.
Photo by Jerry Pickard

Organizer Linda Holman commented,
"This was a wonderful team effort on the part of everyone involved. 
"We had the pleasure of welcoming Mark Phillips, who is a candidate for Lake Forest Park city council. This was his first work party and we were happy that he had the time to join us. 
"The park is looking wonderful and we invite the community to go by and see it."
The brush has been cut back at the intersection
Photo by Jerry Pickard

Produce from this park is donated to the free Wednesday night meal at POPY's Cafe, a project of the Dale Turner YMCA and the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Animal Acres Park (Pfingst Park) is located at NE 178th and Brookside Blvd in Lake Forest Park. 

Corrected for fountain artist's name 08-18-13 10:32pm


Anonymous,  August 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM  

Correction: the Dogwood Flower Fountain is by Seattle artist Paul Sorey. Rodger Squirrell's metal sculpture is near LFP City Hall at the corner of Ballinger Way & Bothell Way.

Anonymous,  August 18, 2013 at 10:13 PM  

Thank you to the volunteers who did the work!

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