New Improvements to Murchison Place Park

[slideshow] On Saturday morning, the community came out to spread soil and re-seed parts of Murchison Place Park. We banked extra soil up against the boardwalk and around tree roots. Volunteers were Jo-Ann MacPhail, Lisa Ross with her two ‘hired hands” John & Jake, Alex Dixon, David and Donna Woodside, with the help of Philip Clark and Clark’s Bobcat Service. The first volunteers started at 7:30 a.m. and work continued until 1:30 pm.

The first picture shows the two loads of dirt dropped of by Wade McQuaid, which John and Jake shovelled into wheelbarrows.  The soil was raked, graded, fertilized, seeded, and patted down by the boys with their shovels. Alex Dixon provided oats for some quick green growth. The Women’s Institute provided water for the hard-working volunteers.

We had just finished up when a group of youngsters showed up to celebrate a birthday. It’s always great to see the community out and enjoying the Park.

The father of one of the party-goers came over and said, “Thank-you to the community for having such a great park.”  He has been here quite a few times with his children, and he really appreciates the safety and fun of the park.

(Story and photos submitted by Jo-Ann MacPhail)

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  1. Emily on August 12, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Thank you hard working volunteers. More green grass will be lovely. As you all know, there’s quite a challenge to get grass to grow in August. I sure hope we have gentle, rather than heavy, rains in the next couple of weeks. What a joy this park is to all who visit it.

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