Wendell Park renovation begins with prep day Wednesday

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Volunteers and workers with the city of Richmond spent a good part of Wednesday cutting wood and digging up dirt in preparation for the single-day rebuild of Wendell Park North & East neighborhood this Friday.

On Friday, hundreds of volunteers are expected to help rebuild the underutilized park in a single day. Target, which is helping to fund the effort, is set to bring more than 100 volunteers to assist, said Jan Mignone, president of the North & East Neighborhood Council.

The park at 26th Street and Wendell Avenue is benefiting from a KaBOOM! grant received by the Friends of Wendell Park. The grant fosters partnerships between businesses and communities to rebuild a park in one day.

Friday’s rebuild will begin at 8:30 a.m., and follows a park design day that occurred back in January. Volunteers will be fed breakfast and lunch on both days along with water and snacks.

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