Project EverGreen Joins Habitat for Humanity
to Spruce Up Charlotte Community Playground
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 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The project included planting over 300 new ornamental shrubs and several Maple shade trees, plus weeding, mulching, and installing walkway edging and kid-safe rubber playground mulch – all to provide Reid Park with an enhanced and improved environment for families in the community.
Plants, trees, mulch materials and crew services were donated by Ruppert Landscape and Lowe’s Home Improvement donated permanent steel walkway border edging and rubber playground- safety mulch. The combined in-kind donations of materials and labor totaled nearly $21,000.
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.”