Young volunteers help loosen up the crowd before starting work on John F. Kennedy Park. (Photo by Brittany Kirstin)

Community works together to rebuild John F. Kennedy Park

on October 28, 2015

Almost 400 volunteers spent last Saturday rebuilding Richmond’s John F. Kennedy Park.  The park, wedged between John F. Kennedy High School and King Elementary, was this year’s project for Make A Difference Day, a nationwide event.

This was Richmond’s third park build, and Rochelle Monk, Richmond’s chief service officer, said it was the biggest to date. The Trust for Public Land and other organizations contributed more than $600,000 for this project, according to Monk.

The 8.8-acre park now has outdoor fitness equipment, a walking path, community-designed mural and more.

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