Foster’s Food Fair, along with Phoenix Construction and Every Bloomin’ Thing, joined forces to rebuild the Airport Park on Sunday and Monday.
The work was done with the support of the Civil Aviation Authority and the Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure.
The park, located next to the Airport Post Office and across the street from Foster’s Food Fair, was severely damaged during Hurricane Ivan.
Almost 100 of Foster’s Food Fair staff, and family and friends of staff, volunteered their time to make the park perhaps even better that its pre-Ivan state.
Foster’s Food Fair paid to have all of the playground equipment at the park replaced, and for new fauna to be planted.
Phoenix Construction and Every Bloomin Things facilitated the rebuilding with time and expertise.
The project was part of the 25th anniversary celebrations for Foster’s.
‘We at Foster’s Food Fair see this as an opportunity to give back to our loyal customers as a whole,’ said managing director Woody Foster.
‘We wanted to mark our 25th anniversary with a significant project that could be utilised by all of our customers.
‘We realise that if it were not for their patronage over the last 25 years, we would not be here with the opportunity to give back to them,’ he said.
Mr. Foster said there has been a suggestion by one Cabinet minister to rename the park the David Foster Memorial Park.
Steve Hawley of Phoenix Construction said that was one of the reason’s his company participated.
‘We’ve been very close to the Foster family for a long time,’ he said. ‘We really never had a chance during his lifetime to thank him for all he did.
‘When we were approached to help create a park in his honour, we said ‘what can we do to help’.’