"Big Sunday" Sets Richardson Park Cleanup for Sunday, May 4

  • 14 April 2008
  • Anonymous (not verified)

Volunteers needed for maintenance work and to finish painting the fence at our neighborhood park, 27th and Budlong, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Last year the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust and the LA Stars basketball foundation brought out more than 200 volunteers for a renovation of our neighborhood community park, the Richardson Family Park at 27th Street and Budlong Avenue, including building new benches and picnic tables and repainting the high fence. This followed up on the May 2007 re-creation of the damaged 180 foot mural, "It Takes a Village," by artists from In Creative Unity, with funding by the Empowerment Congress North Area Neighborhood Development Council.

Now on Sunday, May 4, the nationwide "Big Sunday" community volunteer program has adopted Richardson Famlily Park for a needed followup. In particular, the repainting of the high perimeter fence was not completed at the end of the volunteer day last year and needs a second coat of paint. There is also planting and weeding to be done and a general cleanup.

Neighbors, come out and join us and the Big Sunday folks to help spruce up our community-built park. Here is the Big Sunday website where you can sign up http://www.bigsunday.org/projects/display/id/0124/, or just come to the park at 10:00 am on May 4.

If you want to know more about how the community built this model park see these articles on our website:

Creation of the park:

http://www.westadams-normandie.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=132&Itemid=1

Photos of 2007 LA Stars Legacy Day at the park:
http://www.westadams-normandie.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=147&Itemid=9

August 4, 2007, volunteer day at the park:
http://www.westadams-normandie.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=144&Itemid=9