2019 Report for Lenzi Park

Neighborhood:

Wooster Square

Type of Site:

Park Friends

Address:

Corner of St. Johns and Jefferson Sts., New Haven, CT

Year

2019

Number of volunteers

5

Total volunteer hours

44

Number of events

8

Number of perennials planted

43

Enter more details about perennials planted

Pardon me daylilies, ajuga, vinca, pink coneflower, white coneflower

Yards mulch spread

1.00

Other Infrastructure or Materials

Category:

Signage

Quantity:

2.00

Details:

Lawn signs advertising workdays

Category:

Hose

Quantity:

2.00

Details:

50 feet hoses

Summary

The forty-four hours that volunteers spent working at Lenzi Park on Thursday nights this summer only tell part of the story. Less known are the off days: the additional two days a week, early spring through late fall, in which group members weeded, mulched, watered, and pruned on their own time. Lenzi Park started its long season by weeding everywhere: between sidewalk pavers, along the stone dust path, and in all of its planting beds, each of which has a carefully curated mood. Then, they planted an additional forty-three perennials across the park to supplement existing plantings. With its gently curving walking path, artistic garden design, and picnic-ready lawn, Lenzi Park is a gem of the Wooster Square area. The Lenzi Park gardeners are brilliant examples of stewardship at its best.