Parks Department Expresses Appreciation for 5th Annual Hill's Pet Nutrition Community Outreach Day

September 18, 2020

RICHMOND, IN. – Richmond Parks and Recreation Department has announced that several parks will be seeing improvements today from Hill’s Pet Nutrition Community Outreach Day. Representatives from Hill’s Pet Nutrition and staff from the Parks and Recreation Department will be dedicating a full day to making important improvements at Hill’s Bark Park (at Middlefork Reservoir), Thistlethwaite Falls (at Springwood Park), and Center City Area (including Elstro Plaza, Bike Loop, and South 10th Street Park). 

Each location’s repairs vary based on their specific needs, but some of the improvements include painting, landscaping, trash cleanup, planting of new trees, removal of invasive species, and building of new structures.

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Community Outreach Day event, and the longstanding effects are reflected in Richmond’s parks. Parks Superintendent Denise Retz stated, “We are immensely grateful to Hill’s Pet Nutrition for their continued generosity and commitment to improving our parks. We know Parks are just a few areas in which Hill’s Team Members are working today, and this just shows their dedication to our community.” 

Special note: Hill’s Bark Park will be closed today until the wet paint dries. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

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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:

Denise Retz, CPRP 
Richmond Parks and Recreation 
50 North 5th Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374

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