I have to take a minute to brag on our Starbucks team. Led by Carissa’s attention to detail, the team coordinated Starbucks’ inaugural Passion for Parks event in Denver, a dream of our client’s since the RFP process last October. It was a huge success, with more than 200 volunteers coming together to refurbish Garfield Lake Park. More than 50 new tress were planted, existing trees were mulched, the pool house was repainted, the picnic benches were repainted and new gravel was spread around them, new sand was spread throughout the playground and everyone had a lot of fun! Additionally, thanks to Starbucks’ $75,000 donation, improvements to Garfield Lake Park also included initiating the first public-park-based recycling program in Denver, laying down new asphalt for the basketball court, installing new backboards and rims on the basketball court, replacing the baseball backstop and installing much-needed benches and picnic tables in key locations around the park.
We will host a community celebration Saturday, Aug. 12 from 10am to 2pm to enjoy the improvements to the park and celebrate the success of the program. Bring your family and enjoy sports challenges and complimentary lunch!
Hope to see you there!