Project EverGreen renovates Georgia park

April 15, 2015 -  By
Small volunteers help renovate the XXX as part of Project EverGreen's 'Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.' initiative. Photo: Project EverGreen

Small volunteers help renovate Wallace Park as part of Project EverGreen’s ‘Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.’ initiative. Photo: Project EverGreen

Project EverGreen completed its first 2015 “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” project, renovating the entranceway to Wallace Park in Mableton, Ga.

Working in partnership with the Cobb County (Ga.) Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), Project EverGreen and volunteers, led by Ruppert Landscape, designed and delivered a facelift to restore and renew the landscape at the park’s entrance. The park is home to 11 youth baseball teams with 130 players, as well as nine football teams.

The renovation project was completed over several days during the week of April 6 and included more than 90 man-hours of labor to install new trees, shrubs and flowering plants, as well as 3,300 square feet of Bermudagrass sod that was installed on-site by Cobb County PRCA.

Ruppert Landscape organized the donations of nursery stock, sod and organic materials with fellow Cobb County green industry supplier partners, including John Deere Landscapes, Buck Jones Nurseries and North Georgia Turf & Sod. In-kind donations for the project totaled more than $10,500 in value.

On April 11, Wallace Park hosted the “Step Up to the Plate” baseball association players, coaches and parents, who joined community and PRCA officials and Project EverGreen volunteers to help put the finishing touches on the project and hold a brief recognition ceremony.

“Our mission is to preserve and enhance green spaces where we live, work and play,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Parks, sports fields and recreational play areas are vital to healthy, thriving communities. One of the ways we demonstrate our commitment is by mobilizing generous local landscaping contractor volunteers, like Ruppert Landscape, to donate their time and talents to meet community needs.”

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