Friends Of Carroll Park were joined by neighborhood volunteers of all ages on Saturday for the official city-wide "It's My Park Day." There was much to be done before winter. Weeds needed pulling, flowers needed mulching, bushes needed pruning and of course, litter needed to be picked up. But it wasn't just work. Actors from Smith Street Stage gave the kids a demonstration in sword-fighting. Afterwards, the children were invited to create a project at the arts-and crafts table.
Afterwards, the park looked amazing. One does wonder though, why only a handful of people here in the community join these volunteer events. With all the parents using the park with their kids year-round, one would expect many more people willing to give up two or three hours on a lovely Saturday morning to help the effort.