Pickering Neighbourhood Group Unveils $10K park project

A revitalized Rick Hull Memorial Park was recently unveiled by SoRo Good Neighbours community group after being awarded a $10,000 community enhancement project by a City of Pickering neighborhood development program.

“Winning this year’s Celebrating Sustainable Neighbourhoods grant has afforded us this great opportunity,” said Gail Lawlor, SoRo Good Neighbours. “I am proud to have been part of an initiative that will be appreciated for decades to come.”

New park improvements include; two tables with built-in seating and shade cover (one is accessible); an educational interpretive sign for the existing pollinator garden, additional pollinator-friendly plants, four deciduous trees with species signage and five coniferous trees. In addition, two small ash tree benches were built by St. Mary Catholic Secondary School students

Members of Council unveiled a special memorial tree that was planted there in commemoration of the late Dr. Bromley Armstrong.

“Pickering’s Sustainable Neighbourhood program has provided us with a framework for driving sustainable efforts in our community, and a forum to learn from other groups,” said Colleen Bock, SoRo Good Neighbours.

“This program truly enhances our community by encouraging residents to engage with one another to create a more connected and sustainable environment.” added Mayor Dave Ryan.

Visit pickering.ca/CSN for more information

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