Community pitches in to beautify park

Fresh paint, a mural and newly planted trees are coming to Watler’s Community Park.

The playground at Watler’s Community Park is about to get some help from society at large.

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, Endeavor General Construction and Repair, and the Public Works Department will come together on Nov. 3 to give the park a makeover.

The group is planning to paint the park’s cabana and to repair walkways and play areas. The park’s playground currently consists of a slide and a swing set. The volunteers plan to plant trees as part of the refurbishment, and a mural designed and painted by Art Nest will be installed.

“Located in the heart of George Town, Watler’s Park is a center point of the community and should not be allowed to fall into disrepair. We want to ensure it is preserved for families and particularly children in the area to enjoy for many years to come,” said Stephanie Wight, co-director of community service for the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman.

“We are so grateful for the involvement and support of Leslie Bromfield from Endeavour and Crosby Solomon and his team from Public Works.”

More than a decade ago, the Young Cayman Community Awareness Society took the development of Watler’s Community Park as a project. The group raised funds from several local organizations that went toward building a gate and a wall and to provide safe play equipment.

The initiative started in August 2006, and the group staged a grand opening for the refurbished park on Feb. 16, 2008.

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