Volunteers work hard to make area city landscapes shine

Last updated: July 11. 2014 8:11PM - 189 Views
Bethany J. Royer



Riverside of Miami County / MRDD students and supervisors spend a day cleaning a sprucing up around Pitsenbarger Park in Piqua on Friday.
Riverside of Miami County / MRDD students and supervisors spend a day cleaning a sprucing up around Pitsenbarger Park in Piqua on Friday.
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By Bethany J. Royer


Staff Writer


broyer@civitasmedia.com


PIQUA — The Public Works department, along with members of RT Industries, part of the Miami County Board of MR/DD, took advantage of a mild morning to tackle weeds and trash at Pitsenbarger Park Friday. As an estimated 16 individuals from the latter volunteered for this first year of collaboration to aid in cleaning area parks, city landscapes, and more.


“RT Industries has been working with us for the last couple of weeks,” explained Brian Brookhart, assistant public works director, the group having previously worked downtown, in French Park, and even on the multi-use trail. “The kids have been great, they work hard.”


The work between RT Industries and Public Works has made for a perfect combination as the city continues to celebrate Parks and Recreation month. Each week an area park is highlighted with this week’s highlight the 35-acre Hollow Park on Scot Drive with its picnic shelters, playground equipment, and trail access. Next week the two-acre Das Park on Broadway and Park Ave. will be highlighted before the department returns for a second highlight of Lock Nine Park (125 E. Water St.) just in time for the last in the three-part concert series that will feature Nashville Crush with Me vs Gravity.


Bethany J. Royer may be reached at (937) 773-2721 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall

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