On October 2, volunteers donated over 100 hours of service for Perk-Up Pinckneyville, sponsored by Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation, the Gwinnett Parks Foundation, Gwinnett Great Days of Service and Hands on Atlanta. The project included a beautiful mural at the Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center game room and renovation of a raised outdoor garden. Children, teens, adults and seniors came together as a team and using the plants, paint, mulch and planting needs donated, completed the Perk-Up Pinckneyville project. This joint effort was a true testimonial of what the residents of Gwinnett can and will do to improve our recreation facilities.
The mural signifies the importance of volunteering and giving back to “YOUR” community. Gwinnett United in Drug Education (GUIDE) volunteers and HOOKED, worked diligently to finish this task in one day!
In an effort to beautify while taking into consideration cost and maintenance, the raised garden area was improved with draught resistant plants, bulbs, mulch and other accent plants that require little maintenance. The garden area can now be used for small outdoor events or a respite for park patrons.
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, and donations from Home Depot and Buck Jones Nursery, GCPR was able to complete the Perk Up Pinckneyville project valued at over $5000.