–Nacogdoches Parks Advocacy League (PAL) invites the community to mark the end of summer with fun and service at a Family Fun Park Beautification Project and Play Date on Saturday, August 29. The beautification project will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Temple Park Spray Station, 1100 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, PAL’s Project of the Year. The occasion will be an amphibious event, withparticipants encouraged to wear swimsuits or water wear to enjoy the sprayers and playground while taking time to pick up trash and perform other simple maintenance tasks. Trash pickup begins at 9:30 and sprayers turn on at 10.
“Temple Park is not a huge project in terms of trash pickup and beautification,” says PAL Vice President and Beautification Committee Chair Michelle Cox of the City’s only free and public water feature. “It does the lion’s share of hosting in summer though, and we want to highlight what an asset it is to the community and the potential it shows. It’s such a fun park whether the sprayers are off or on and we want to show our appreciation, as well as make it more visible to the public.” This free event is also a great opportunity to enjoy a picnic in the park with other volunteers. PAL will provide water and shade tents, but volunteers are encouraged to pack brown bag lunches and picnic blankets and take the opportunity to enjoy dining in nature.