New St. Croix Park Opening in Tulipan Welcome

The V.I. Department of Agriculture is opening a new community park, to be called "Sundial Park," on May 6 and will be holding an opening ceremony 10 a.m. that Friday.

“This is a prime example of a community-based urban forest development that enhances the environment and improves the quality of life for all," Agriculture Commissioner Carlos Robles said in a statement.

"We are proud to show what a small amount of funding and some dedicated volunteers can do in our neighborhoods to make their communities better places,” he said.

The park came about because of the dedicated, hard work of local individuals with help and funding from the Agriculture Department and the Spring Garden Homes Association, according to the release.

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Spring Garden Homes received funding from Agriculture’s Urban and Community Forestry Program to clean up what was essentially a two-acre dumpsite and restore it to a beautiful community park, the department said.> 

The Agriculture Department noted two people, Alma and Rudy Winkfield, who have spent countless hours hauling garbage, raking soil, moving rocks, digging holes, planting trees and a myriad of other tasks, along with their neighbors, to make this park happen.

The park will be called “Sundial Park” and there is a story to go with that name, which will be explained at the dedication, the release said.

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