Organizers, with the nonprofit organization 4 A Better Chandler, Inc., said the annual clean-up provides an opportunity for volunteers to help the town with maintenance and improvement projects while encouraging residents to invest their time and efforts toward making Chandler a better community for A Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest was held in conjunction with the clean-up, allowing kids to have a little fun and promoting a family-friendly environment for the event. Tastee Freeze donated free ice cream cone tokens as prizes for the children who participated in the contest.
The new sky blue color on the bathroom building will serve as a background for a future mural by Michael Smith of Orange Moon Art Studio. Smith intends to work with children from the community to paint the mural once additional security measures are taken. The Chandler Parks Board has been working on a plan to get additional lighting and security cameras installed at the park to help deter vandalism.
Volunteers provided the necessary paint, equipment, and supplies for the clean-up event.
4 A Better Chandler is currently fundraising for an inclusive playground project at the park, and has a free youth fishing tournament scheduled this Saturday from 8-10 a.m. Find more details here.