It was great to see everyone come together Saturday, Aug. 12 – Starbucks partners, Denver Parks & Rec workers, City officials and community members – as we celebrated all of the great improvement projects undertaken during Starbucks’ Passion for Parks volunteer day at Garfield Lake Park on Friday, Aug. 11.
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and City Councilwoman Rosemary Rodriguez joined Denver Parks & Rec Manager Kim Bailey and Starbucks Regional Marketing Manager Phil Smith for thank you remarks and a ribbon cutting ceremony. And then they joined kids from The Bridge Project and the Metro Denver Boys & Girls Club and community members as they placed their handprints in cement to commemorate the event. The plaque and surrounding handprints are really look awesome!
Nearly 200 people enjoyed a great lunch provided by Starbucks and some Cold Stone ice cream. And everyone enjoyed the new trees, repaved basketball court, freshly painted pool house and trash-free park – complete with new recycle bins, which represent the first public-park-based recycling program in Denver.
It was certainly a day to enjoy and be proud! Thanks to everyone who played a part.