Have you taken a good look at our 10-plus city parks this summer? For 100 years the City of Sandusky has operated a greenhouse for the purpose of growing plants to beautify our city.
These parks — Washington Parks, Veterans Park, Facer Park, the Rose Garden, Cleveland Road “Sandusky” sign, the five islands on Jackson Street Pier, Shoreline Park and other small parks — are the work of three full-time city greenhouse employees.
In the past, there were six full-time employees and extra summer help to keep the parks looking good, but after budget cuts, three people care for all the parks.
This year there are some volunteers working with the staff in the greenhouses, helping plant more than 100,000 plants of use in the mounds. Volunteers are also working in the parks pulling weeds, a continuous summer job. If you see the weed problem, why not volunteer to help?
In 2006, the Greenhouse Endowment was created to help support greenhouse operations. Become a member of the “Friends of the Greenhouse” with $10 a year annual dues, contributing to the endowment fund. Sign up at the gazebo concerts or mail a donation to: City Greenhouse, 222 Meigs St., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Sandusky is proud of its parks tradition. Help keep them beautiful for all to enjoy.