My Echo Story: Volunteers to help Bijou Community Park |

My Echo Story: Volunteers to help Bijou Community Park

Bruce Scholes, park supervisor
Luis Garcia, lead worker and
Tyler Colman, park attendant

For the second consecutive year, Heavenly and Kirkwood Mountain Resorts and the City of South Lake Tahoe will collaborate to enrich and beautify another City Community Park through the Vail Resorts Echo Day. About 250 volunteers will descend on Bijou Community Park this Saturday, laying sod, planting shrubs, and spreading wood chips. Other projects include cutting unwanted pine saplings, painting picnic tables and playground equipment and overall giving the park a much needed facelift.

Last year Heavenly and Kirkwood volunteers helped complete Lakeview Commons by installing more than 9,000 square feet of sod and planting hundreds of plants.

Parks Manager Greg Ross is extremely thankful for the donations and community help contributed by Heavenly and Kirkwood through the Vail Resorts Echo program. “I think it’s great that Heavenly and Kirkwood have taken an interest in improving our park areas,” Ross said. “Bijou Community Park is the perfect location. The new sod will be a nice addition to the park’s many activities, which include a 36-hole disc golf course, a skateboard park, basketball/roller rink area, dog park and a new dog agility course park. The new sod will be located at the entrance of the park near the first gazebo and the playground giving families the option to picnic under the gazebo or to spread a blanket on the new grass. Children will have a new grass area where they can run and play while still being close to the playground, climbing structures, and swing sets.”

Vail Resorts Echo Day is an experience that brings people in the South Lake Tahoe community together in a positive environment. In the end, the hard work is for the children and families of South Lake Tahoe. It is events like VR Echo Day that really bring a sense of community to South Lake Tahoe and reminds us that we live in one of the best small towns in America.

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