Over two days in September and October over 40 volunteers participated in the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Committee's "Empower Your Park" volunteer program. Held in four parks, the volunteer program was started by PARRC in 2022 to assist municipalities with park maintenance and to get people outside and engaged in their communities. Events were held at Kenilworth Park in North Coventry, Sanatoga Park in Lower Pottsgrove, Memorial Park in Pottstown and along the Sprogels Run Trail in Upper Pottsgrove.
Roughly 40 municipal officials, staff, school officials and students from Pottsgrove School District donated nearly 100 hours of time to work on park projects ranging from painting to pruning. Volunteers are a valuable resource to municipalities whose public works and park staff time is sometimes stretched thin. PARRC appreciates all the help provided by the participants. Look for more Empower Your Park volunteer events in the spring.