2022 Springtime Work Party

Mar 10, 2022 | Announcement

The CDA is planning a Poop-a-poo-looza and work-party to do spring-time cleanup maintenance on the park – On Saturday, April 2, from 8am till 2pm.

(The work party will happen in any weather less than a downpour.)

Please respond here or contact us via email or on Facebook if you are interested in helping (or just come on down on Saturday, April 2). (This does qualify as volunteer hours for high school students and the requirements for the National Honor Society as well as “Community Service Hours” for other organizations.)

The park will be CLOSED for normal usage during this work-party, but volunteers can bring their dogs to hang out in the training area while we humans make the park nice for them (and us).  [One human will be asked to keep watch on the dogs while the others work – with trade-offs for breaks.]

Things that needs to get done:

  1. Flag Pole replacements (2-3 people)
    • Remove old flag pole bases
    • Dig out and sink a Sonatube for the new poles (shovel, hole-digger, sonatube)
    • Assemble & mount the replacement flag poles (cement, cement mixer, water hose)
  2. Message Board [All Dog Side Kiosk] (2-3 people)
    • Assemble & mount the plexiglass cover for the corkboard (screwdriver, wrench)
  3. Horizontal Tire/Platform (4-5 people)
    • Transport sand from the pile in the parking lot to fill the layed-down tire on the all dog side. (shovels, cart)
    • The tire needs to be completely filled, including inside the  “lip”.
  4. Trash Cleanup (3-4 people)
    • clean up trash in the park (poop, plastic, etc) (grabbers, trashbags)
    • clean up trash in the lot and around the front of the park (grabbers, trahbags)
    • clean up trash behind the park (through DPW gate – long pants) (grabbers, trashbags)
  5. Mulch-Hillside (** people)
    • Remove mulch & dirt behind the landscape timbers so that the NEW mulch can fill in without overflowing onto the pathway. (cart, shovels, pitchfork)
    • Spread the mulch pile up, down and around the hillside (cart, pitchfork, rakes)
  6. Pee Circles (2-3 people)
    • Turn up existing fill of pee circles (spin-tine tool, pitchfork)
    • Dig out/remove some if needed (shovel, cart)
    • Add Mulch from hill-pile to pee circles (cart, pitchfork)
  7. Little Dog Sand Strip
    • Turn up, loosen sand and remove grass & weeds in sand strip (spin-tine tool, pitchfork)
    • rake out and remove stones (rake, bucket)
    • add sand (from sand pile in parking lot)
  8. All Dog Sand Strip (5 people)
    • Dig out the slope between the sand strip and the fence.
    • Install a “connecting block” retaining wall in that space.
    • Clean out, rake out and remove stones from the sand (rake, bucket)
    • Re-load the sand strip with new sand.
  9. Grass Care (2-3 people)
    • Weed Whack to trim the grass around the the fence-lines and other edges
  10. Tick Prevention (1-2 people)
    • Use the Billygoat brushcutter to trim back the overgrowth on the OUTSIDE of the fence-line behind the park.
    • get extra hoses from big shed (top shelf)
    • spray edges of park with (natural, dog-safe) tick-spray (along fencing, especially woods side and back of park) (hoses, spray bottle)
  11. Fence-line repair (2-3 people)
    • Find gaps along fence bottom around park & mark with clothespins (1 person) (clothespins)
    • Add RAP to gaps in fence bottom (2 people) (RAP, shovels, sledgehammer, cart)
  12. Weed Cleanup (2-3 people)
    • Clear “thorn trees” from agility area (1-2 people) (brush cutter or hedge trimmer)
    • Clear weed growth from front area (1-2 people) (brush cutter or hedge trimmer)
    • Clear/pull weeds from mulched hillside. (4-5 people)
  13. Cut up downed Tree(s) (1-2 people)
    • Cut up the downed tree leaning against the back of the bug shed (ladder, chainsaw)
    • Move the cut logs/wood to the parking lot
  14. Clean up Parking Lot (1-2 people)
    • Pick up the brush from the lot & dispose into the dumpster (gloves)
  15. Fix the convertible bench (1-2 people)
    • Using Resin & Fiberglass strip(s) fix the convertible bench (gloves, resin, fiberglass)
  16. Fill holes in park (1-2 people) (shovel, cart dirt)
  17. Mount Bat House to park-side of Large Shed (1-2 people) (ladder, screwdriver)
  18. Remove stones from grassed areas of park (2-3 people) (bucket)
  19. Straighten and Space out Parking Blocks (2-3 people) (dolly)
  20. Fill Potholes in lot (2-3 people) (RAP, shovels, sledgehammer, Tamper, cart)
  21. Replace “rules cards” in card-holders [All Dog side Kiosk, Small dog side Pavilion] (1 person)
  22. Organize and a catalog equipment in large shed (2-3 people)

Things we need people to bring, to help do this:

  • shovels, leaf and lawn rakes
  • hedge trimmer

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