The Central Susquehanna Valley Board of Realtors® teamed up with several community organizations to provide funding and volunteer hours to revitalize the Washingtonville Community Park.
Residents can now enjoy an expanded playground area, rock garden, boat launch and newly planted trees, thanks to the efforts of CSVBR, U.S. Gypsum Company, Montour Area Recreation Commission, Danville Area High School Youth in Philanthropy program and Washingtonville Revitalization Committee.
The Central Susquehanna Valley Realtors® received a Century of Service grant from PAR for the project. PAR’s Century of Service grants allow local Realtor® organizations to help make a difference in their communities during the state association’s 100th anniversary.
In addition, CSVBR received a $5,000 Placemaking Grant from the National Association of Realtors® to help rejuvenate the park. The NAR grant is intended to help Realtor® associations partner with other organizations to plan, organize, implement and maintain placemaking projects in their communities.
“The Central Susquehanna Valley Board of Realtors® believes this was such a worthy project,” said Aimee Buehner, president of the association. “It’s so important to invest in our communities to help revitalize and enhance neighborhoods. The Washingtonville Park is now a place where residents can enjoy the outdoors in renewed environment.”
The park previously had older playground equipment, no swings or trees. Realtor® members helped mulch around 35 newly planted trees and the playground equipment and assisted in assembling the equipment and completing various projects.
“It’s wonderful to see so many people now appreciating all of the new features the park has to offer,” Buehner added.