CHIP-in Volunteers Clean Up Fred Lindstrom Park for Father's Day
Mon, Jun 16, 2014
June 16, 2014 On Father’s Day, June 15th, 2014, over 30 volunteers with City of Astoria Parks and Recreation Department’s Citizens Helping Improve our Parks (CHIP-in) program cleaned Fred Lindstrom Memorial Park.
The volunteers who comprised of fathers, children, and active citizens picked up 100 lbs. of garbage, 350 lbs. of yard debris, and filled in 80 yards of cedar playground chips. New additions to the park include a brand new picnic table and brand new bench and decking.
“It’s really quite impressive that these volunteers came out on Father’s Day to help clean up the park.” says, Janice O’Malley Galizio, Volunteer Coordinator for CHIP-in. “I just love looking at our parks after we’ve gone through and cleaned them. You really feel like you’ve accomplished something positive for the community.”
CHIP-in was created as a response to the community by the Astoria City Council to protect Astoria’s city parks from vandalism and to encourage its citizens to become actively engaged in helping clean and protect its parks.
The next CHIP-in day will be on July 13, 2014 and will take place at the 100+ year old Shively Park, located at 1530 Shively Park Road from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
CHIP-in has other volunteer opportunities available with monthly park clean-ups as well as park adoption. More information is available on the Astoria Parks & Recreation Facebook page and website (www.astoriaparks.com). Interested persons may also contact Volunteer Coordinator, Janice O’Malley Galizio at (503) 298-2467 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janice O’Malley Galizio, Volunteer Coordinator
Astoria Parks & Recreation