Group Launches Park Clean Up Effort | Public Spaces
Volunteers launched an effort to clean up parks in the northwest part of the valley Wednesday.
About 100 Starbucks volunteers gathered at Patriot Community Park, near Alexander Road and Decatur Boulevard, Wednesday to clean up the area.
The effort is sponsored by Keep Las Vegas Beautiful, a coalition of groups devoted to improving southern Nevada's outdoor spaces. It was part of Earth Day observances and a national cleanup campaign.
"We have noticed that when parks and trails are cleaner, people feel like they are a lot safer," said Rae Lathrop Director of Programs, Outside Las Vegas Foundation, which is part of Keep Las Vegas Beautiful. "The less trash, the less glass, the less cigarette butts. It is just a better environment for the community."
The group will clean sand lots, the playground and landscaping areas at Aloha Shores Park, near Buffalo Drive and Cheyenne Avenue. Friday afternoon. They will also be painting curbs and fire hydrants.
Lied Middle School student volunteers will clean up Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park, near Bradley Road and Tropical Parkway, Saturday morning.