More than 60 volunteers stopped by Frady Park last Saturday to weed flower beds, and rake and bag debris, filling over 100 paper recycling bags to the max.
Tree rings and 10 cubic yards of compost were spread over tree roots and large stands of ivy and weeds were removed. Top soil and compost were combined to make flower beds planted with forget-me-nots, columbine and lily of the valley plants.
Almost 6,000 bulbs have been planted in the past two years and the park donations have helped to fund the plant materials, and the volunteers have provided the work to make the park more beautiful with the passing of every season.
Funds provided by the Falls Church Woman’s Club, the Village Preservation and Improvement Society, the Victorian Society at Falls Church and many private donors, as well as labor and materials provided by Terra Landscape and Greenscape, have kept expenses to a minimum so that the new stage and benches, as well as the rockery and narrative of the first Arbor Day in Virginia will be where the bulk of the funds will be spent.
Frady Park, the first volunteer park in Falls Church, currently in its fourth year, is located in the 300 block of E. Broad Street.