On June 10, RunningBrooke presented the Alexandria City Council with a contribution of $80,000 to revitalize Hume Springs Park, located at 100 Dale St. The park is located in Arlandria, which has one of the highest percentage of young children under five years old.
Funds will be used to renovate the existing playgrounds, provide new fencing, gardens, a water fountain, benches, and picnic tables. For additional information about the park and its improvements, download the Neighborhood Parks Draft Improvement Plans.
Implementation of the improvements will begin late summer 2015, and will include two volunteer work events in September. The improvements are anticipated to be complete fall 2015.
RunningBrooke funds innovative local charities and programs that help ensure young people in our community are healthy, active and ready to succeed in school and life. Their mission is for every child in Alexandria, no matter their background or circumstances, to come to school healthy and prepared to learn and thrive. Since 2009, RunningBrooke has raised $620,000 for local programs and charities.
For the Hume Springs project, RunningBrooke raised funds through major events, such as Spring2ACTion, and a sponsorship from the Alexandria Marketing Fund for the Alexandria Running Festival. Generous donors, sponsors and volunteers, and partnerships made this park revitalization possible. Partners to date include the Rotary Club of Alexandria, Rebuilding Together Alexandria, Simpson Development and the Hume Springs Civic Association.
For more information about RunningBrooke, visit this link.
Click here for additional information on partnering with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.