Approximately 72 volunteers, including UALR Staff Senate, under the leadership of Director Ron Copeland of the University District, gathered at Curran Conway Park between 24th and 26th street on Saturday, March 8 to give a little TLC to the park grounds. Volunteers picked up, bagged, and raked trash, limbs, and leaves at the park to improve the look of the park and make it safer for citizens to use.
“We made a visible and strong impact up and down the third base and first base fence lines,” says Director Copeland on Saturday’s progress.
Other participants include World Services for the Blind, Fair Park Residents Association, Oak Forest Community Garden, UALR Children International, City of Little Rock Parks and Recreation, Kappa Sigma fraternity, UALR Communications students, InterFaith Arkansas, Central Little Rock Promise Neighborhoods, University District Neighborhoods Association, University District Development Corporation, and the UALR Baseball Team who were on an away game, but worked in the park earlier in the week.
World Services for the Blind provided coffee and donuts, and the Fair Park Residents Association cooked hot dogs provided by Sodexo for lunch.
The Col. Glenn Kroger store contributed some of the food and supplies and the City of LIttle Rock Neighborhoods and Housing Department also provided some of the hot dogs.
UALR Facilities Management provided some tools and equipment.
If you’re interested in joining our next service project, contact the Staff Senate Public Outreach Committee Chair Francis Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org.