Three-Park Complex, Sunrise Park Closed November 1 for Annual Patriot Project
The City of Yukon will close its three interconnecting parks for the 14th Annual Patriot Day Project on Friday, November 1. This includes City Park, Freedom Trail Playground and Chisholm Trail Park. The parks will open to the public at 4 p.m. that same day. Sunrise Park is also closed on November 1, as students refurbish the playground, concession stand and flower beds.
The Patriot Project is an event that partners the Yukon Parks and Recreation Department and Southwest Covenant Christian Schools (SWCS). Parks and Recreation employees, SWCS students, teachers, parents and grandparents join together for the day to clean up, fix up, paint, plant, install Christmas lights and generally improve the three parks. It is necessary to close the parks so paint and stain can dry, traffic safety for the children and to get lots of work done in a safe environment. The students range from pre-K through high school.
Coordinators from Southwest Covenant include, Jennifer Filippone and Maria Chamberlain, along with many parents, teachers and grandparents who head up each grade’s work project for the day.
“When a thousand people work together on a single day to improve their community parks, the result is amazing,” says Jan Scott, Director of Yukon Parks and Recreation. “Many sponsors make the day possible by their donations of food, drinks, supplies and time. And all this is greatly appreciated.”
Bad Brad’s BBQ provides lunch for all the volunteers. For more information, call Yukon Parks and Recreation at 350-8937.
Parks and Recreation is one of Yukon’s best departments. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov or call 405-350-8937.