Nov 8, 2011
In celebration of its 25th Anniversary this year, the Young Leadership Council is once again leaving its mark on the community and launching a major initiative to revamp five area NORD playgrounds throughout the city. From Oct. 22 through Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., YLC board members will lead volunteers in the park revitalization project. When the projects are complete, five of the city’s playgrounds will boast major improvements including new trees, striped basketball courts with new nets on the baskets, cleaner play areas and freshly painted fences, garbage cans, tables and benches. Iberia Bank volunteers will also assist in the final Nov. 19 clean-up day at Werner Playground.
The YLC selected the parks in coordination with the city of New Orleans through the Mayor’s ServeNOLA program. Hike for KaTREEna is also supporting the effort by advising the YLC project leaders about plantings. In turn, the YLC is getting trees for the project through Hike for KaTREEna.
This Saturday, Iberia Bank and Harrah’s Hotel and Casino are teaming up with the YLC for its 4th park clean-up project at Soraparu Playground from 9am – 1pm (or until the work is complete). The group will perform tasks including planting 38 trees, mulching, repainting the basketball courts, removing graffiti, installing picnic tables and additional bollards, replacing basketball nets and repairing the fence.
Anyone interested in volunteering to assist with the clean-up efforts on Saturday should contact YLC Board Member Amy Walters at email@example.com.
For more information about the YLC, please contact the YLC at (504) 585-1500 or visit www.youngleadershipcouncil.org. Become a fan of the YLC on Facebook and follow it on Twitter, @youngleadership.