Volunteers, sponsors needed for Massari Park makeover

DM Park

(Photo courtesy Mike Du Bose via yelp)

PALMDALE –The City of Palmdale will host a makeover event at the popular Domenic Massari Park on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 37716 55th Street East in Palmdale.

“We’re looking for volunteers from our residents and businesses to help us with projects that include fencing, landscaping, light carpentry, painting and cleaning,” said Administrative Analyst Cheryl Hughes. “We need people with expertise in these areas, people who are willing to pitch in and help, and from businesses, donation of materials and supplies.”

Participants are strongly encouraged to pre-register at www.cityofpalmdale.org.

On-site registration will take place from 8 to 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Volunteers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All participants must complete and turn in a Release of Liability form at event registration, available at www.cityofpalmdale.org.

Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves, use sun protection, wear close-toed shoes and be prepared and able to walk over uneven terrain. Water will be provided and verification of Service Hours available.

“Join your neighbors and friends to make a positive difference in our community,” Hughes said.

To participate or for more information, e-mail Cheryl Hughes at chughes@cityofpalmdale.org or Trish Jones at tjones@cityofpalmdale.org, or call 661-267-5665.

  13 comments for “Volunteers, sponsors needed for Massari Park makeover

  1. Jesse Lopez
    September 30, 2013 at 9:07 am

    To: All the LAZY people with stupid comments: The Article says:VOLUNTEERS WANTED.
    If YOU are not willing to do it…. It will be better if you keep your mouth SHUT….
    You should take your kids and HELP and teach them how to help.
    But… Obviously…. these words don’t exist in your vocabulary…

    • Whateva
      September 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

      You are foul.

  2. desertdude
    September 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Those who have commented should are exactly the people that need to support this project. They obviously have strong ideas about what should happen and how it should happen, and should help direct the efforts of others who may be less motivated.

    • Nancy P
      September 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm

      No, the part time contract workers need to get off their lazy a$$es and do the jobs they are paid to do. They are a perfect example of people who want the pay check and not do any work. They are no better than the moochers on public assistance. Maybe even worse since they are stealing the money that could be paid to an honest person who would work hard if given the opportunity to have a job. I wonder how much equipment and supplies disappear from the job site. A thief usually steals more than time.

      • desertdude
        September 28, 2013 at 10:23 am

        All the more reason for members of the community to take matters into their own hands, correct?

  3. Eva
    September 27, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Volunteerism is a fine thing, but we should not have to be doing the work that the municipality charges us to do through our property taxes. If there’s a need for unskilled labor, there’s loads of it available for free… look to all the folks who have court-ordered community service and get them working. BTW any taggers caught should be made to clean up graffiti for a year.

    • Gemini
      September 27, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Right on lady! I have thought many times the same thing. Also, why can’t non violent criminals clean up. There is no reason not to get them out and do some good for the community.

  4. Tomas J.
    September 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    So what are those full time parks maintenence guys getting paid to do? I watched one last Thursday drive his cart around chatting up some girls laying out. He then took a good 20 minutes to unconsciously sweeping around one bench. After that efficient hour he went back to the building to have a smoke break with another guy.

    • Joe
      September 26, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      There are no full time parks maintenance guys anymore they’re all underpaid contract labor.

  5. Gemini
    September 26, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Just a reminder: Get the city out there too to put up the 4-way STOP signs. That’s more important.

    • Barry Bigtoe
      September 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Palmdale needs a 4-way stop or signal on this parks primary intersection. It’s hard to believe a park of this size has traffic whizzing by without any controls.

      • Jay
        September 30, 2013 at 2:24 am

        It’s the Eastside. The city council only cares about the Westside since 4 of the 5 live there.

  6. Beenheresincebirth
    September 26, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    When will they do lancaster city park this park has been remodeled before waste of money! Get cameras n security for skate park n u wouldn’t have problems with taggers n stuff

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