Mora County Notebook - Beautification at Cleveland Park

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By Ruth Fort

The Cleveland Park is getting a clean-up, repair and beautification this summer, thanks to Mora County, Mora Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mora Valley Ranch Supply Store and several community members who are partnering with the Rocky Mountain Youth Corp. to provide employment for eight youth this summer.

The Cleveland Park in Mora County is being cleaned and regenerated. The youth are currently trimming brush and cleaning up the vegetation, and building a walking trail around the park.

They will be installing a basketball court, picnic tables with grills by the tables. They will also install play ground equipment.

The project started on June 4 for the 2012 program. The work time for this project is 10 weeks — with the project ending on Aug. 8.

The supervisor who is working on this project is Kris Romero. The other youths ages 16 to 19 are: Austin Vasquez, Miguel Olivas, Susanna Trujillo, Bryce Tenorio, Isaac Duran, Andréa Applegate and Castillo Griego.

They each wear blue hard hats and tee-shirts with the logo for the program, which is “Making a Difference.”  

They will make a difference in the Cleveland Park which has been in disrepair and unusable for several years because of vandalism and neglect. There are plans for a grand opening and celebration when it is finished.

Ruth Fort is a Mora County correspondent. She may  be reached at (575) 387-6523 or ruthfortchacon@yahoo.com.