Gotong Royong Gets It Done

Gotong royong is an Indonesian phrase that invokes the spirit of volunteerism, and refers to working together for the benefit of the community. That’s what happened during the past week as FoSG members and other civic-minded volunteers who can’t stand keeping still spread 35 yards of hardwood chips over the plantings around the playground.

Some of those plantings had to be replaced, following this summer’s drought. The thick mulch should help to conserve soil moisture and reduce weed emergence.

A light barrier reminds guardians to encourage their children to stay clear of the plantings, which are vulnerable to damage while their roots establish. With some help, they’ll look great in three years! 

FoSG members and other volunteers spread mulch on the playground plantings.

Out With The Old; In With The New!

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The old playground equipment has been crushed for removal. (Photo by L. Murray)

The City of Warwick’s Department of Public Works began site preparation for the new playground at Salter Grove on Monday, June 17th.

This long-awaited event is in anticipation of the arrival of new playground equipment in early July. It also fulfills the City’s cost-share agreement under a $100,000 Recreation Grant from RIDEM.

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