Project EverGreen’s latest “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” project has been completed in San Antonio, Texas. The extensive renovation by the nonprofit organization and its partners is valued at more than $16,000.
West End Park’s baseball and soccer fields were restored by volunteers from Project EverGreen, the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and Texas Water Smart Foundation.
More than 34,000 square feet of the playing surfaces were refurbished, including soil aeration, top dressing and fertilization. The infields were graded and two new entrance-way planting beds were installed.
The fields were also revitalized with water conservation techniques that will ensure water efficiency while maintaining a green space for years to come.
“Our mission is to preserve and enhance green spaces where we live, work and play,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Parks, sports fields and recreational play areas are vital to healthy, thriving communities.”
ValleyCrest, Billy Long Enterprises, Keller Material and New Earth Compost donated hardscape products, plant and organic materials, as well as equipment and labor necessary to see the project completed.
“We appreciated the contributions of the project volunteers and the city in establishing this project as a reminder of the importance of outdoor spaces to the environment and an educational opportunity for the residents of San Antonio to learn about water conservation,” said Amy Graham, chairman of the Texas Water Smart Foundation.
“Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” also has other, ongoing projects in Texas in Round Rock and Fort Worth.