Commonwealth Architects Sponsors Cleanup of Great Shiplock Park
Commonwealth Architects sponsored a cleanup of Great Shiplock Park as part of its 13th anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 5.
Armed with trash bags and a belief that clean parks lead to a healthier river and community, Commonwealth Architects combed the park’s shoreline, nature trails, and parking lot to pick up trash and recyclables. Some of our volunteers painted peeling concrete posts and the canal’s bridge. Weed cutters and lawn mowers roared across the grass at the park’s entrance in an effort to rejuvenate this natural area within the heart of the city.
The Richmond architecture firm partnered with the James River Park System to have a positive impact on one of the city’s historic parks.
This is Commonwealth Architects’ second cleanup of Great Shiplock Park. In 2009, more than 50 volunteers from the firm participated in the community project.
From recycling existing buildings to the rejuvenation of one of our city parks, Commonwealth Architects believes in contributing to a sustainable world through a commitment to rebuilding communities.