Updated News Story: Project EverGreen’s Everlasting Impact

Location: Reid Community Park PlayGround, Charlotte, NC 28208

Community Impact: Reid Park’s community playground serves nearly 1,000 residents and provides a green, healthy outdoor exercise environment that also includes a stage and bleachers for children’s arts, crafts, education, presentations and entertainment.

“Our mission is to preserve and enhance green spaces where we live, work and play and the ‘Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.’ Initiative spearheads those efforts,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Parks, athletic fields and recreational play areas are vital to healthy, thriving communities. One of the ways we demonstrate our commitment is by mobilizing local green industry contractor volunteers and corporate partners to donate their time, treasure and talents to make this valuable initiative possible.”

Project Scope: As part of its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.™”Initiative, Project EverGreen partnered with Ruppert Landscape and Habitat for Humanity to donate a landscaping face-lift to the Reid Park Community Playground, which included:
Planted over 300 new ornamental shrubs
Planted several Maple shade trees
Installed walkway edging
Added kid-safe rubber playground mulch

Completion Date: December 2016

Estimated Project Value: $21,000

Estimated Value of Volunteer Time: $2,100

Project Partners:
Ruppert Landscape
Habitat for Humanity Charlotte

Project Contributors:
Lowe’s Home Improvement