Greene County’s Department of Parks and Recreation held a community cleanup day at Greene County Community Park last Thursday to celebrate Earth Day. More than a dozen residents came out to clean the trash off the roadway and trails within the park, including families, government officials, members of Greene County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and members of the Greene County Virginia Amateur Radio Club.

Due to the location near the county’s landfill, trash often blows into the park, which houses numerous soccer fields, basketball hoops, a gaga pit, playground equipment and a Frisbee golf course.

The cleanup event was planned by Sean Sweeney, program supervisor at the parks and recreation department. He said both and he and Justin Bullock, the recently hired director of the department, would like to hear from the community about how it can meet the wants and needs of residents.

The office for the department has recently moved to the park itself at 512 Jeri Allen Way in Ruckersville. The park is open from sunrise to sunset daily.

For information about the amateur radio club, visit gcvarc.net. For information about Greene County CERT, visit it on Facebook @GreeneCountyVaCert. To reach the parks and recreation department, call (434) 422-6059 or email jbullock@gcva.us or parkandrecreation@gcva.us.

Editor, Greene County Record

Terry Beigie is the Editor of the Greene County Record in Stanardsville. She can be reached at tbeigie@greene-news.com or (434) 985-2315.

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