Students to Help Create Park

University of Redlands students garden during Bulldogs in Service 2012

University of Redlands students and alumni help clear land during a previous volunteering opportunity.

University of Redlands students are pitching in to help create the newest green space in Redlands, Heritage Park.

The park, at the corner of Orange and Iowa Streets, is being built in honor of the city’s 125th anniversary. The community-wide work day is set for April 27, 2013 when the planting and structural work on the park will take place.

“We want to be present and celebrating the 125th anniversary as much as we can be,” said Nicholas Fisher, graduate management intern with the Community Service Learning office. “We felt it would be important to get involved for our student body because this is a community-oriented space, and the University is always looking to invest in the community.”

Partnering with the Redlands Service Club Council, the students worked March 30 in preparation for the April 27 event, doing everything from removing debris and cutting shrubs to general preparation of the land.

Students will be needed for April 27, when thousands of area residents are expected to volunteer across the community.

Interested students are asked to send an email to or visit the Volunteer Center desk in the lobby of Hunsaker.

Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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