What’s Next for Dearborn Park?

Saturday’s cleanup was great. We had friends of the park come from all over the Midway Woods and a couple from Winnona Park, to move some compost, cut invasives, and plan for next steps.

In the next couple of weeks, we hope to receive a few new native species trees. These trees will be located in the open areas along Midway, Deerwood, Dearborn Cir. and a couple interior along the sidewalk where trees have been cut. If you’re curious, there are small mulch piles where the new trees will be located.

We also scouted an area for a bridge across Shoal Creek further down Deerwood and Candler Pointe. The best spot seemed to be close to where the new Decatur trail ends. After a feasibility check and expert input from the County, Park Pride, and City, we’ll know better what’s possible.

Many thanks to the ten or so people who came out, Park Pride for their support, and to Dekalb Parks and Recreation for the compost and debris removal.

Last but not least, thanks to Revolution Doughnuts and Nectar for sponsoring our clean up day. Please swing by these local establishments and show your support.

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Quattro De Midway

Looking for a place to wear your new sombrero?

This May 4th, MWNA will be hosting Quattro De Midway in Dearborn Park. Festivities begin at 4pm, please bring a dish to share.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

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Dearborn Park Play/Work Day April 19th 9AM til Noon

There are two large piles of mulch, Revolution Doughnuts, and Nectar’s nectar begging for you to come to Dearborn Park. I’m begging too.

We have some fun work for folks who would like to beautify the Park for a bit.

- Mulch piles on the Midway and Deerwood sides have been dumped for us to move around. Imagine how great that tree would look with a mulch ring. Also, the delicate trees planted not too long ago could use a mulch ring to discourage the mowers from getting too close. Save a tree!

- Trees Atlanta has agreed to donate about 10 trees to the Park! We need to figure out where they should go. Then, we need to dig the holes while the ground is soft from the gentle rain. The trees will get planted ASAP (get it?). Why not put a couple of wheelbarrows of mulch there while we’re at it?!

- If you’re like me, you like to clip. Likeminded folks with clippers, please come to the park to walk the banks of Shoal Creek. We need to clip the privet in the ‘main’ section of the Park.

- Photographer? Immune to digging, clipping, moving mulch, etc., then come with your cameras. We need someone to capture the hard working volunteers, sponsors’ wares, and the good deeds. Our efforts in the Park will drive our ability to access funds to further beautify the Park.

- Can’t make it? Even if none of the above sound fun or you just can’t make it, please patronize Revolution Doughnuts and Nectar. Be sure to thank them for providing their products as rewards and incentives for our volunteers.

We will be working from 9am until Noon. Come to Dearborn Park with your gloves, tool of choice, when you can. See you there!

Rick

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