October 8, 2020
Parks & Street Dept. to remove dead trees in Parks system
For Immediate Release
October 8th, 2020
RICHMOND, IN. – Richmond Parks and Recreation Department has announced that Wood Weekend 2020 will take place on 10/17 and 10/18 with cutting of high priority dead trees taking place 10/13-10/16 at both Mary Scott and Glen Miller Park. Staff from the Parks Department along with the team from the Street Department will be working throughout this time.
They invite the community to come remove downed trees for their own use. In order to do so, participants are required to apply and fill out all of the necessary paperwork. There are 50 permits available to the public at Glen Miller for 10/17 and 10/18 and 10 permits at Mary Scott for 10/17 only. Each permit can have up to 4 participants over the age of 18 who must ride in the same vehicle to and from the park. No heavy equipment will be allowed, and all rules and procedures must be followed in order to participate.
Glen Miller Park will be closed from the 10/13 to 10/18. Parks Department staff requests all Glen Miller Wood Weekend participants to enter and exit on Elks Road. All other entrances will be closed. The Parks Department appreciates the community's support as they work to improve the health of Richmond’s trees throughout the entire park system.
The Parks Department has begun issuing permits on a first come first served basis at the Park Office located in Glen Miller Park at 2200 East Main Street beside the playground. Permit holders will be able to remove downed wood from Glen Miller Park on 10/17 and 10/18 from 8:00am to 3:00pm. There will also be wood available at Mary Scott Park only on 10/17 (101 NW 8th Street) from 8:00am to 3:00pm for permit holders. If wood is still available after Wood Weekend ends, pick up opportunities will continue, 8:00-3:00pm Monday- Friday, until all downed trees are removed.
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The mission of the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department is to provide for the positive development and well-being of the Richmond community through the provision of parks, greenways, trails and recreational programming and facilities while working in cooperation with other service providers and partners in the community to maximize all available resources.
For questions or for additional media requests, please reach out via the contact details below:
Richmond Parks and Recreation
50 North 5th Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374
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