Dad and I spent a day building Heritage Park in Redlands with Troop 11

Dad, Councilman Foster, and myself helping at Heritage Park.

REDLANDS — The sun may have been bright on Saturday, but the spirit of volunteerism was brighter, as more than 2,300 people got down and dirty to help build Heritage Park.

Members of more than 90 community organizations took part. Volunteers – both young and old – completed various tasks from painting fences to laying mulch. Their goal was to help make the 18-acre parcel come to life after having laid dormant several years.

The Saturday effort was part of the annual Community Day of Service, during which people from around the community donate their time to help complete projects in Redlands within a number of hours.

This year, organizers set their sites on Heritage Park, which originally was intended to be built in time to celebrate the city’s 100th anniversary.

Mayor Pro Tem Paul Foster saw this year’s Community Day of Service as an opportunity to include working on Heritage Park as part of the city’s year-long 125th anniversary celebration.

– Post courtesy of Redlands Daily Facts

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