In spite of the cold and snowy conditions work began right on schedule at Springbrook Park.
Kicking back and keeping cozy at home would have been the easy way to get through our record breaking late snowfall in Lakewood, but some people just don’t get it.
So, bundled and brave, members of Lakewood’s First Lions Club along with members of Clover Park Rotary, Boy Scout Troop 53 and the City of Lakewood trudged up and down Springbrook Park Saturday hauling hundreds of very heavy wheelbarrows full of gravel and sand to lay the base for the installation of the soon-to-be sidewalk running the length of the field. Rain, snow and dark of day did nothing to deter the impressive turnout of volunteers for the annual Lakewood Parks Day Clean-up campaign. Dozens of proud citizens started in at 9:00 a.m. and work two hours to make Springbrook Park a better place for the area children. When they were done the length of the park was ready for the professionals to come in and begin the cement work.
The snow vanished within half an hour making the labor a bit more comfortable, but even during the snow the camaraderie and good cheer created a very positive work environment. And Springbrook Park is just a bit more user friendly.
Lions and Rotarians smooth and level the gravel in preparation for the ultimate concrete that will form the new sidewalk across the backside of Springbrook Park.
The number of volunteers that showed up for work at Springbrook Park, considering the cold and record late snow, was heartwarming and made quick work of the gravel moving operation.
Story and photos by
Lakewood 1st Lion Ed Kane