Spring Cleaning at Duluth's Enger Park

By KBJR News 1

April 16, 2011 Updated Apr 16, 2011 at 4:07 PM CDT

Friday's cool and windy conditions didn't stop around 200 volunteers from cleaning up Duluth's Enger Park.

Pulling out buckthorn, picking up litter, and raking up the gardens were just some of the ways they worked to spruce up one of the city's most popular parks.

Mayor Don Ness was on hand to proclaim today "Global Youth Service Day" in Duluth.

Mayor Ness said today's events will serve as a kick–off to a year long commitment to revamping Enger Park.

"What a perfect way to kick off a year long effort in Enger Park and down at Skyline then to have students here working hard, clearing the buckthorn, improving the park so that it will be something our entire community can enjoy and benefit from for a long time."

Students took turns reading personal poetry inspired by Enger Tower.
The structure is currently undergoing a face lift.

Volunteers and workers have promised to keep Enger Park in top shape through the summer.