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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jackson Park Ribbon-Cutting & Re-dedication Picnic

Assisted by neighborhood children, 5th Ward Alderwoman April Ford Griffin cut the ribbon at Jackson Park's new pavilion on Saturday. Joining her for the ceremony were Tino Ochoa, ONSLRG's Board President; Jennifer Allen, Active Living Manager at Trailnet; Sal Martinez, Executive Director of Community Renewal & Development; and Sean Thomas, ONSLRG's Executive Director.

Assisted by neighborhood children, 5th Ward Alderwoman April Ford Griffin cut the ribbon at Jackson Park's new pavilion on Saturday. Joining her for the ceremony were Tino Ochoa, ONSLRG's Board President; Jennifer Allen, Active Living Manager at Trailnet; Sal Martinez, Executive Director at Community Renewal & Development; and Sean Thomas, ONSLRG's Executive Director.

Community residents and representatives of Old North Saint Louis Restoration Group, Trailnet, and Community Renewal & Development joined Alderwoman April Ford Griffin on Saturday in a celebratory picnic in Jackson Park.  The second-oldest public park in the City of St. Louis, Jackson Park benefited from significant investments over the past couple years, including a new pavilion, new playground, and many new trees and other plantings.

Free refreshments for the crowd included watermelon donated by Lee Farms (above) and smoothies made with the bicycle blender from La Mancha Coffeehouse, with Trailnet picking up the tab for complimentary samples from the Wanderlust Pizza and the Seoul Taco trucks.

Other than the ceremonies and the refreshments, the afternoon provided a great opportunity for neighbors to come together to enjoy some fun and games in the park.

Thanks to all who assisted with the festivities, including Miranda Gilstrap, ONSLRG’s practicum student from Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work, Veronica Holden and Cassandra Howard of the North City Farmers’ Market for staffing the market table, Poor Souls Society, Community Renewal & Development, Lee Farms, the City of St. Louis Parks & Recreation Division, several board members and staff from ONSLRG, Trailnet, and Forks & Feet Forward Old North (the healthy living partnership of ONSLRG and Trailnet).

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