Cleaning Up & Staying Safe

Theresa Roach, Board Chair

Neighborhood Engagement Hub

It takes the work of dedicated individuals to keep our community vibrant, attractive and clean. 

 

In July, I joined the friends of Ballenger Park in a small, but mighty park clean up. Throughout the summer, the park has gotten more use, which is great. However, some park users neglected to clean up after their parties recently, causing trash to become scattered throughout the park and along the perimeter. 

 

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we know that activities we can do safely have been limited. Going to the park with your family is one of the few things you can do with low risk of exposing yourself to the virus. So, it was extremely important to the Friends of Ballenger Park and the Crim to keep the park clean for the families in Flint. 

 

To clean up the park, but remain safe during the current health pandemic, the Friends of Ballenger Park and the Crim Fitness Foundation organized a very small group of volunteers to clean up the park. And thankfully, the Ballenger Trust hired a construction crew to clean up larger items that were too dangerous for us as individuals to clean up. 

 

To make sure we had a successful clean up, our team of volunteers made sure the to have the following items on hand: 

 

  • Thick Gloves

  • Large Trash bags

  • Utility Cart

  • Trash Grabbers

  • Water for Volunteers

  • Extra Masks

  • Hand Sanitizer

 

To maintain social distancing guidelines, our volunteers split into groups made up of individuals from their households, stayed six feet apart from others and kept masks on throughout the clean up. Hand sanitizer was available at all times. In addition, no more than 10 people attended the clean up. With those rules in place, our group was able to successfully clean up the entryway to the park, the areas around the outside of the park and two vacant lots near the park.

A few resources to host your own clean up while social distancing include: 

 

For more information on the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan, visit www.michigan.gov/coronavirus


For guidance on safe park use during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/parks-rec/park-administrators.html

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