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10 Great Ways Your Family Can Help Clean Local Parks


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Build Park Benches
What kid doesn't love a project? Challenge your family to build a park bench.
What kid doesn't love a project? Challenge your family to build a park bench.
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No park is complete without, well, places to park it. If your local park already has some benches, consider giving them a fresh coat of paint to spruce them up a bit. And if you can secure permission to do so, paint on some bold colors or even stencil funky designs.

If your park is lacking in the seating department, channel your inner handyman. Research step-by-step instructions on how to build a great bench, or even attend woodworking workshops with your family to perfect the skills you'll need for the project. When the project is finished, tack on an engraved brass plate with your family's name and the date you created the bench; your kids will be proud of their hard work!

Strategically place the new benches in areas where people will want to sit down and take in the view. This may be by a pond or lake, a beautiful garden or under a shady tree.


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