Anaheim Park Renovated with New Landscaping, Playground

BrightView volunteers join 300 others in KaBOOM! community project

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A team of BrightView volunteers showed those in attendance how to properly install the plants and shrubs while also assisting in the new landscape.

Children in Anaheim have a new playground to enjoy in Pearson Park, thanks to the work of local volunteers, including BrightView.

Through the work of the Anaheim Family YMCA, the City of Anaheim, Disney, and KaBOOM!, roughly 300 volunteers came out on Feb. 24 to install a new playscape and landscape.

“We service more than 37 parks for the City of Anaheim and we have a good relationship with the City Supervisor for the parks,” said Gerardo Herrera, BrightView Account Manager. “Last year, the city asked us to help out at a different park and so they reached out to us again this year.”

A 10-person team of BrightView volunteers took part in the community event, helping with some planting projects and teaching those in attendance how to install plants and trees.

“We were the experts in landscaping, so we were asked to break-off into groups and go to different sections of the park for planting, applying mulch, raking sand courts, and more,” Herrera said.

The all-day project saw roughly 300 volunteers come out to renovate the park.

KaBOOM! donated the new playscape while the volunteers, made up of teenagers, community members, and city officials, installed the pieces, along with the landscaping.

“For me personally, I always like to volunteer my time whenever I can for projects like these, especially if it’s in the community where I work,” Herrera said. “As BrightView, we want to give back to the community whenever there is a chance and the City Supervisor knows he can count on us. It feels good to help out.”

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