St. Petersburg, Fla. (February 15, 2016) – The Williams Park Partnership hosted its first community cleanup for Williams Park this Saturday from 10:00-12:00. Sponsored by Bandes Construction, volunteers from neighboring churches, businesses, neighborhood associations, St. Pete Young Professionals, SPC students and veterans came together to put some love into Williams Park. Volunteers picked up trash, installed plants and discussed ways to enhance and beautify the park’s veteran’s monuments.
“Bandes Construction was proud to sponsor the event for the Williams Park Partnership,” said Jillian Bandes. “It was an incredible success for both strengthening community relationships and promoting economic development in this important city district.”
“We are so grateful to Jillian and Bandes Construction for leading the charge to make this clean up a success,” said Justin Bean, Partnership Chairman. “Part of economic development is creating a clean safe place. While we still have a long way to go, this weekend’s event was a great start.”
Now named in honor of the city’s founder John Constantine Williams Sr., the park was originally founded in 1888 and called “City Park.” Surrounded by businesses, nonprofits, a school and churches the historic park is diverse. In the coming months, the Partnership is working with businesses surrounding the park to sponsor additional community events that will continue to develop the park into a safe shared green space.
About Williams Park Partnership:
Comprised of volunteers from nearby residents and businesses, the Williams Park Partnership is a third tier task force of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. Members are dedicated to returning Williams Park to its historic place as a vibrant, safe and attractive public green space in the heart of St. Petersburg. For upcoming happenings follow Friends of Williams Park on Facebook.