Volunteers to beautify Cleveland Parks Saturday

Tree Planting 2017

(Cuyahoga County) - Clevelanders are invited to make the city’s parks greener this Saturday by Planting with a Purpose. 

This project, in collaboration with Petitti Garden Centers and R.A.K.E., is aimed at beautifying the city with more than 4,000 shrubs and bushes at various city parks. 

Hundreds of volunteers will join forces at several parks across the city on Saturday, October 28th, along with Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, A.J. Petitti, of Petitti Garden Centers which is donating the plants, Ricky Smith of Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere #RAKE, who's volunteers are planting the shrubs and bushes, and MTD Products, which is providing the supplies & ATVs. ‘

Planting with a Purpose begins with a Saturday 9:30am rally in the Upper Parking Lot of Gordon Park, 801 East 72nd Street.  

Planting begins at 10 o'clock. Planting Locations:

•GORDON PARK - E. 72nd Street, South of the Shoreway (Ward 10)

•KIRTLAND PARK - 1140 East 49th Street, East 49th & South Marginal Road (Ward 10)

•HUMPHREY PARK - E. 161st Street & Grovewood Avenue (Ward 8)

•LUKE EASTER PARK & ZELMA GEORGE REC CENTER - 3155 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (Ward 4)

•ZONE REC CENTER - 6301 Lorain Avenue (Ward 15)

•GUNNING REC CENTER - 16700 Puritas Avenue (Ward 17)

A.J. Petitti says they are involved in "Planting with a Purpose" because beautification of the City of Cleveland’s parks helps build Healthy Neighborhoods.

(Photos by Getty Images)

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