ZANESVILLE, Ohio — Some corporate donations and local business volunteering is going to the Muskingum Valley Park District to help improve Mission Oaks Preserve in Zanesville.
Lowe’s has donated supplies, and the Rotary club has donated some labor, to help restore an old garage at Mission Oaks.
“We approached the Zanesville Lowe’s Store to see if they would consider taking us on as one of their Heroes projects, which they did. So, they have generously finished the building. They’ve installed a new ceiling, a recessed LED, energy-efficient lighting inside. They also included siding and all of the finishing aspects on the outside of the building,” says Russell Edgington, Exec. Dir. of the Park District.
“We’re standing actually on the site that used to be owned by a woman named Olga. We’re standing inside her garage which dates back to probably the 1930s. The Olga’s Children’s Garden was initiated a number of years ago, and it’s been worked on by various groups and volunteers from throughout the community. Most recently, the Zanesville Daybreak Rotary put up the rough siding and benches and things inside the discovery shed.”
The Park District is also building a sandbox and planters there at the Children’s Garden.