Saturday August 13th is the Hedge Street park cleanup day (Hedge and Orthodox Streets).
I was listing this on the calendar a few days ago and it occurred to me that the Frankford Parks group has been going about its business getting things done without a lot of fanfare. Jason Dawkins and Kim Washington are the two young people who have been directing this group.
Yes, Jason does work for Councilwoman Sanchez and Kim directs the EPIC stakeholders but what they do for the Parks group looks like something more. It’s on their home turf, in their community and they are trying to make a difference using their know how and connections. I don’t think they are on overtime. They do it for the community.
Not unlike what Danny Savage did for Deni Playground, they have started up the Hoop Dreams basketball league at Wilmot Park. This community is being rebuilt one block at a time and increasingly it is the younger people who are doing the building.