Community groups are banding together to clean up the Randolph-Bright Mini Park in celebration of Earth Day.
We Are OMI, a group focused on neighborhood pride, beautification, solidarity and safety, formed the Friends of the OMI Mini Parks to improve the Randolph-Bright Mini Park, Lakeview-Ashton Mini Park and Head-Brotherhood Mini Park.
"We hope to get the community involved to advocate for the long overdue improvements needed to offer this public good as a space for its intended use by the community," We Are OMI co-organizer M. Johanna Lopez Miyaki said. "We hope to get a new play structure, park benches or seating of some kind and make it a family friendly place to gather everyday."
The group held a clean up of the Lakeview-Ashton Mini Park in March and will hold a clean up of the Brotherhood-Head Mini Park in the future.
The Ocean View Branch Library will be provide activity kits for children. The event organizers are working to set up a monthly story time in the park with library staff.
"We are going to start programming all three OMI Mini Parks regularly with volunteer work parties and community events as well as have fundraising events for park improvement projects," Miyaki said.
The organizer plan to develop a program with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department's Natural Resources Division about native plants.
Volunteers are advised to wear comfortable clothing and footwear. After the event, there will be a gathering with refreshments in the park from 12 to 2 p.m.
The clean up is supported by the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department, Taraval Station, Excelsior Action Group, San Francisco Department of Public Works, San Francisco Department of Homelessness, San Francisco Parks Alliance, Mission Housing, Advocates 11, Ocean Incubators, New Mission Terrace Improvement Association, San Francisco Public Library, the YMCA, We Are OMI, OMI Community Collaborative and the Office of District 11 Supervisor Asha Safai.
OMI Earth Day Cleanup
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