Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

2019 Greenspace Report

The Chatham Square Neighborhood Association greenspace quickly made up for its late start this summer. In just four weeks, the group laid one ton of mulch, planted ten perennials and one tree, and weeded the perimeter beds of Lewis Street Park. The focus of the summer was maintenance. As a result of the group’s advocacy, the overhanging pear trees and broken park equipment are on the Parks Department’s radar and URI staff repaired a jagged stretch of fence by the playground. The group plans to work past the end of the season to paint the cement bollards by Front Street alternating shades of blue, green, and pink to symbolize water, plants, and flowers. The volunteers of the Chatham Square Neighborhood Association have left Lewis Street Park a safer and more vibrant place for children to play.

2019 Accomplishments

  • 1 trees planted (Hedge maple)
  • 10 perennials planted (Coral bells, hostas, wintercreeper, happy returns daylilies)
  • 2.0 yards mulch spread
  • 4 events
  • 17 volunteers
  • 46 volunteer hours