From the Academy Heights Neighborhood Association:
The Academy Heights Neighborhood Association organized and executed a cleanup of Memorial Park, Sunday June 12, on Valley Street in South Orange. In an effort to restore and the natural beauty of the park and preserve the historic charm of the neighborhood, the group removed all unwanted weeds, litter and debris from the park as well as created a garden on the property.
With the help of the Department of Public Works, support from the Village of South Orange as well as local business including La Vera Restaurant, Monty Motors, Animal Kingdom South and several local residents, the group was able to plant a perennial flower garden and ornamental grasses for the public to enjoy.
Future efforts are being planned in and around the neighborhood, with the hopes of unifying residents and continuing the beautification of the area.
About Academy Heights Neighborhood Association (AHNA)
Established in 2015 by local residents, the mission of the AHNA is to preserve the integrity and serenity of South Orange. With more than 100 members and growing, the AHNA brings together neighbors and friends to build relationships and ultimately strengthen a community. For more information on the AHNA, visit www.nextdoor.com.