Work List! Want to Help?

Here’s a list of things that can be done by people during park visits…   tools for most of this are in the cedar “closet” attached to the side of the large shed.

  • Work that can be done by anyone, any time:
    1. Fill in the entrance inside each gate.
      It’s a never-ending task. As the RAP migrates due to traffic and weather, we need to add more inside each entrance to bring it up to the same level as the brick entrance-way. This, should be taken from the RAP stockpile, neat the dumpster.
    2. Fill in the holes under the fence.
      It’s another never-ending task. The dogs and bunnies dig under the fence, especially on the back-side of the park. We need people to grab a cartload and mound it up to re-fill the holes, stop the bunnies from getting in and, especially stop any of the littler dogs from getting out. This, also, is taken from the RAP stockpile.
    3. Fill in the pot holes in the parking lot (especially at the entrance).
      It’s yet another never-ending task. As the RAP migrates due to traffic and weather, we need to add more in the lots until it gets baked and packed into real asphalt again. This, also, is taken from the RAP stockpile.
    4. Move the mulch around…
      The mulch migrates onto the pathway and away from the top of the hill. We need to move it back onto the slope and around the fence.
    5. Fill in holes.
      Dogs love to dig. We know it. We expect it. We don’t mind it in the park. However, if owners and other helpful folks could fill in the holes with the extra dirt (piled to the side of the shed), it would be really helpful.
    6. Put plants in the planters and move them back around the park…
      Although we replaced the planter barrels which were falling apart, the planters are all bare dirt (or filled with weeds) now. We’d love to see some donations of dog-safe plants and have some help putting the planters back in various locations around the park (near the various gates is a good set of locations).
    7. Pick up poop.
      Yeah. As always – many thanks to the Poop Fairies who pick up after others. We appreciate you! If more people can grab an extra bag and pick up one (or more) of the poops that have been left behind by less conscientious park goers, we’ll keep the park clean and safe for all our dogs.
    8. Pick up trash.
      People are really good about keeping the inside of the park clean, but we need to police the parking lot as well. Trash falls out (or is thrown out) of cars in the lot, cigarette butts are dropped on the ground, bits of cars which have hit the lamp-post are scattered around, and trash occasionally blows in from the street. If some people can take a few moments to pick up the trash and toss it into the large blue trash cans, it makes the place safer for the dogs and makes it look nice for us.
  • Ongoing volunteers needed!
    1. Mowing and trimming!
      We need some volunteers to commit to helping us mow and trim. We have a rider mower, 2 push mowers and a weed whacker to get the job done. As demonstrated last year, it’s too big a job for just 2 of us. If we can get others to help out, even just one day a month (4 people, each committing to one task, one day a month means a mow/trim every other week with no one person asked to do everything and if we can get commitments from more, that means less work for each individual while keeping the park looking spiffy!)
    2. Tune up the park equipment…
      Anyone with experience tuning up small engines? We have a riding mower, 2 push mowers and a gas-powered trimmer. We need your help in getting them tuned up… 

As you can see, we still have a pretty long list of things to get done and. As usual, we’ll continue to hold the work parties. However, we need ongoing help from you!

So, we’re hoping that we can get people to chip in here and there – maybe even setting up your own “work group” to get one of the things done without an “official” work-party day.

Finally — the physical items on this list mostly depletes our initial sponsorship/wishlist. Although we continue to maintain the Amazon Wishlist, if you have ideas for larger things to improve or enhance the park, which might be sponsored by an individual, group or company, let us know!

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