State grant money is helping make a difference in the way Anchorage's parks look this summmer.
Saturday was volunteer day at Windsong park in east Anchorage. In addition to planting flowers and removing graffiti, volunteers and park officials helped remove trees that have shown up in the past few years to restore a sledding hill.
Neighbors of Windsong park helped set the priorities for what to do with the re-vitalized space.
This year, nearly half a million dollars in grants funded by the state will help pay for clean up projects at eight parks around town.
Grants from the Rasmusson foundation also helped pay for the improvements.
"We typically do about eight to ten parks a year," said Josh Durand with the Anchorage Parks Department. "We do get funding through the Park Foundation, they have matching funding they provide themselves as well as the state grants that come through this."
There will be four more park clean ups in Anchorage throughout the rest of the summer. Here is a link to the full schedule.
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