About 30 of the nearly 700 students spent the morning at Garfield Park, where they cleaned dirt and overgrown grass off of walking and biking trails, pulled weeds and painted the top railing on a bridge.
The students received a little guidance from members of Friends of Garfield Park.
“These kids are doing a great job,” said Friends member John Hornberger. “They already have this trail looking better. It used to be a mess every time it rained.”
“These kids are troopers,” said Friends member Cheryl Dillenback, whose group painted the top railing of a bridge. “They are covering up where people scratched their names on the railing.”