Clarkfield Garden Club and Clarkfield Lions Club sincerely thank the Clarkfield Area Community Foundation and Southwest Initiative Foundation for the grants we received earlier this year.
Lions Park, at the hub of Clarkfield, has been seen and used by many people for years. It needed major repairs or renovation. Planter timbers were rotting and breaking. The original brick-patterned concrete had several cracks and uneven spots. Trees had matured and created more shade than was desirable.
Your grants provided the "spark" that led to rebirth of the park. Garden Club members dug and found homes for the existing plants and shrubs. City crews removed the trees and concrete. Lions Club members removed the planters and tree stumps. They leveled the area and prepared for the planters and for new grass. Gravel was donated, and a Lion put it in place, ready for planters and new sidewalk.
Clarkfield Garden Club members chose concrete blocks for new durable planters and colors for a stylish two-toned sidewalk. When they were in place, Garden Club members chose perennials and helped plant them. A Garden Club member repainted the official "Lions Park" sign.
An irrigation system was installed, and new grass was seeded. Many people contributed to this project and there is more to do before the renovation is complete.
Thank you so much for the grants from your foundations. They provided the "spark" that began this project.
on behalf of the
Clarkfield Garden Club and the
Clarkfield Lions Club