Harbor View Park gets major cleanup

HARBOR VIEW, OH (Toledo News Now) - Harbor View got some big help cleaning up its only park on Friday.

In recent years, Harbor View Park has slipped into disrepair and fallen victim to vandalism, but on Friday, it was spruced up with some help from a global company.

Fifteen volunteers from the nearby BP refinery on Cedar Point Road helped finish the installation of new play ground equipment, and did some landscaping around the park.

This was the second stage of the parks redevelopment program made possible by an over $30,000 donation from BP.

Volunteers from the AA Boos construction firm also helped install a new fence along the perimeter of the park.

People from Harbor View say having an up to date playground is vital for the community.

"All the kids use this park. It's a great place for them to come, gather, play and stay out of trouble. To us, we would rather see the kids playing and being part of a nice community," said Mayor Rick Brink.

Mayor Brink also said that since they began improving the area, vandalism has gone down. To him, the project shows a growing respect for the village among its residents and neighboring communities.

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