Gass Park volunteers

Published at 8:41 a.m. on September 10, 2013 | Modified at 8:42 a.m. on September 10, 2013

Gass Park - a new Belleville city park - is being converted from an empty lot into a park - almost entirely by volunteers. When completed, it will have walking trails, a fountain operated by solar cells, butterfly-attracting plants and other flowers, seats around trees, and benches along the paths. The Pleasant Hill Neighborhood Association is overseeing the construction. The park is bounded by North 9th, North 10th, and West C. Streets, and is next door to the Senior Citizen Center. The land was once used as a trailer park. Gass Park is named for the family that donated the land.

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