Parks and Recreation staff and friends Assistant Director Joann Perna (left), Director Pat Hawkins, Recreation Committee Chairman Bud Emmis and Commissioners Bob Watkowski and Ilene Flanagan are ready to welcome volunteers to Slocum Truax Park for a community build.
By JAMES MITCHELL
Sunday Times Newspapers
Think of it as a really big set of Lincoln Logs.
Friends and neighbors are invited to join Trenton’s Parks and Recreation crew for a community build on Sept. 30. The end result will be an ambitious playscape at the Slocum Truax park at Harrison Ave. and Third Street.
Materials, refreshments and a sense of community ownership are provided, and all residents have to do is show up and put their skills – from novice to experienced – to work.
The assembled playscape features a central labyrinth of slides and walls to climb, framed at each end by swings. Parks and Recreation Director Pat Hawkins said that a Community Block Grant Fund obtained through Wayne County made the project possible.
The group build will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. No experience is necessary, and volunteers are invited to pre-register (fliers available at City Hall), or visit Parks and Recreation at www.trentonmi.org.