This summer, you might be seeing some bright and colorful changes at Lincoln Central Park, located on the northwest corner of Dickens and Lincoln Avenue. The flowers are flourishing, some of the benches received a bright new coat of paint and decorative rocks are hidden throughout the flowers to attract butterflies.
This is thanks to a group of Girl Scout Cadettes. The local 6th graders are working towards their Silver Award, where they are required to work on a sustainable community project. The group partnered with LCA to first create the butterfly garden and have been expanding their work to more improvement projects throughout the garden.
The Cadettes meet every Sunday evening at the park, and have been mulching, planting seeds, watering the plants, painting the benches, painting rocks and leaving uplifting messages in the park with chalk. Their hope is to create a milkweed garden as guided and mentored by Deirdre Graziano so that butterflies have a safe haven in the park. They are also considering creating some bird feeders for the park.
Thank you to these amazing group of Cadettes for working to beautify Lincoln Central Park!