The Harlequins, avid believers that exercise promotes the healthy development of children, gave up an entire work day to participate in “Tree-mageddon” ; the sawing and chopping down of the tree preventing the usage of the batting cages. The Harlequins used chain saws and a log splitting machine to begin to clear the tree from the batting cage. Beginning at 8:30a.m., The Harlequins worked through rain and sleet to clear the tree, only stopping for the occasional drink of water or a bite of a “Triangle” hoagie, to take down the biggest, thickest parts of the tree and split logs into usable pieces of firewood.
Braddock is in need of suitable recreation facilities and while many residents use the park for pickup games, it is Heritage’s hope that the cleanup of the park will make parents feel more comfortable allowing their young children to play at the park as well.
Stay tuned for more projects related to the field!