The Milford Lions Memorial Park is coming along nicely. (Submitted photo)

MILFORD: Work is progressing well on the Milford Lions Memorial Park, says the club.

In a letter posted on its Facebook page, the club says fundraising for the park is still ongoing and they’re asking for the support of the community in the endeavour.

They also say that with sunnier weather upon us, work will be leaping ahead on the project.

We have been gratified by the support of cash and in-kind gifts received from local individuals and businesses, including 16 benches, 12 trees, and a number of major contributions,” said the letter.

The look of progress on the memorial park that the Milford Lions is building in Milford. (Submitted photo)

The club said that in recent days they had completed all the underground wiring for lighting and the picnic areas.

“This will also allow us to power the entire project using solar energy,” they said.

The tree planting sites have been prepared for the installation of a number of mature trees. This will take place in the near future.

Construction of the main gazebo and picnic areas have begun and weather permitting, should be completed by mid-June.

All of that work will be followed by the major job of landscaping the four main quadrants of the park. This includes moving and grading lots of topsoil, laying lots of bark mulch and seeding for grass, in the expectation that the park will be operational by the fall of 2017.

They did provide a heads up to gardeners that the community garden plots may not be ready this year, but they will be in place as quickly as possible. If you wish to reserve one for your family/group’s use, please feel free to contact Len Giffen, or any member of the Lions Club.

“We will be constructing four memorial flower boxes across the front of the property in the next few weeks and they will help to brighten up the property while all the other major work is in progress,” the letter read.

Fundraising for the memorial park project is still in progress and if you wish to help with a cash or in-kind donation you’re asked to contact Len Giffen at 902-758-2850.

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Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!