A Story of Transformation: Chapel Hill Park

“most people are absolutely shocked when they get to this park.”
– Linda Cotten Taylor, Friends of Chapel Hill Park

The Friends of Chapel Hill Park have made incredible transformations throughout their 126-acre park over the years, thanks to hundreds of volunteer hours dedicated to improving this greenspace.

“Most people are absolutely shocked when they get to this park,” says Linda Cotten Taylor, Chair of the Friends of Chapel Hill Park, “[People say], ‘I didn’t know this was here, I didn’t know you had all this in the park!’”

This past spring, volunteers came together and planted native grasses on a small hillside to prevent erosion, fished tires and trash out of the lake, and built a brand-new, outdoor classroom where students can learn or park-goers can go to enjoy the stunning view of the lake.

Chapel Hill Park volunteers
Volunteers build benches at Chapel Hill Park, 2016
Chapel Hill Park, Outdoor Classroom
Chapel Hill Park Outdoor Classroom, built by volunteers in 2016


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