‘Dig in’ to help with MacDonald Park improvements, groups say

FOREST HILLS, QUEENS — Park advocates and elected officials in Forest Hills are urging neighbors to get their hands dirty in order to make improvements to a local park this weekend.

The Park Cleanup and Improvement Event at MacDonald Park will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21.

Dubbed the “Spring IMP-act Day,” the event involves encouraging neighbors to get involved in park improvement efforts, including installing a new fence, planting, weeding, and cleanup. .

“Join your neighbors and friends as we continue our volunteer efforts to help make our park a little more appealing to all,” wrote Friends of MacDonald Park, one of the event’s organizing groups alongside the Forest Hills Green Team, Partnerships for Parks, two local Girl Scout troops and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi.

As noted, this isn’t the first time the groups have banded together in an effort to spruce up MacDonald Park.

In March, volunteers at a garbage collection event organized by several of the same groups collected 30 bags of garbage from the park.

At the time, Hevesi told QNS that helping clean up the centrally located park had a much wider positive impact on the neighborhood.

“With its location literally in the heart of Forest Hills, you can’t measure how much of an impact these efforts are having in our communities,” he told the site. “It’s so heartening to see the outpouring of support from the community.”

For more on this weekend’s park event, click here.

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