Three-Park Complex, Taylor Park Closes for Patriot Project
The City of Yukon is temporarily closing its three interconnecting parks and a portion of Taylor Park for the 12th Annual Patriot Day Project on Friday, November 3. In addition to Taylor Park, this includes City Park, Freedom Trail Playground and Chisholm Trail Park. The parks will open to the public at 4 p.m. that day.
The Patriot Project is a one-day event that partners the Yukon Parks and Recreation Department and Southwest Covenant Christian Schools (SWCS). City employees, SWCS school students, teachers, parents and grandparents join together for the day to clean up, fix up, paint, plant and generally improve the three parks. It is necessary to close the parks so paint and stain can dry, children won’t get hit by cars and to get lots of work done in a safe environment.
Coordinators from Southwest Covenant include, Jennifer Filippone and Paula Koelsch, and many parents and teachers who head up each grade’s work project for the day.
“When 900 people work together on a single day to improve their community parks, the result is amazing,” says Jan Scott, Parks and Recreation Director. “Many sponsors make the day possible by their donations of food, drink, supplies and time. And all this is greatly appreciated.” Bad Brad’s BBQ provides lunch for all the volunteers.
For more information, call Parks and Recreation at 350-8937.
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