Volunteering a day at the park

June 20th, 2015 12:03 pm

First Posted: 3/28/2012

On March 18, South Abington Township resident, Dewey Petty, R.G. Petty Construction, volunteered his time at the Abington Area Community Park located in South Abington Township. Petty spread gravel along the park's "Walk the Lake" path, a project that got its start a few years ago by Leadership Lackawanna. His father, Robert Petty, who was operating a Bobcat, was on hand to help move the project along.

According to Petty, "The AAJRB (Abington Area Joint Recreation Board) needed someone to spread gravel on the walking path for the next phase of the project. I was at an AAJRB meeting for Junior Comets (turf field project) and thought it was something I would be able to help with."

He added, "The Junior Comets could be a user group for the park as early as next year and like all user groups, we just want to do our share to improve the park."

Petty is spreading the gravel in preparation for paving and boardwalks to be installed to provide handicapped accessibility. His portion of the project should be completed by month's end.

Glenburn Township Abington Area Joint Recreation Board board representative Tim McCoy is donating his professional services as a project and construction manager for part of the Walk the Lake project.

To volunteer at the Abington Area Community Park, email volunteers@abingtonparks.com.