Project Promise, DSPR, Volunteers Renovate La Grande Princesse Park

The new geo dome climber installed at La Grande Princesse Playground. (Submitted photo)

Project Promise, in collaboration with the V.I. Department of Sports Parks and Recreation (VIDSPR) and visiting volunteers, renovated the playground at La Grande Princesse Park. Volunteers from Project Promise, workers from Parks and Recreation and students from Project Promise’s Caterpillar Project installed a new piece of equipment called a geo dome climber.

Officials from Project Promise entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the VIDSPR in January to collaborate on the upkeep and maintenance of one public playground annually. Typically, the annual project is scheduled for January; however, this year’s program had to be postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The La Grande Princesse playground is the fifth playground to be rehabilitated since the original MOU was signed in 2017.

Department of Parks and Recreation Staffers and volunteers from Project Promise. (Submitted photo)

Project Promise president and founder Resa O’Reilly said it is part of the organization’s goal to give back to the community and ensure that the program’s students learn the importance of giving back. “Despite the pandemic, I’m so thrilled that we could come together to fulfill our commitment and improve this space.”

“I’d like to thank Commissioner White and Asst. Commissioner Hansen for partnering with us on this project,” O’Reilly said. Project Promise extends special thanks to the Department of Sports Parks and Recreation staffers and their volunteers for their assistance constructing the new playground equipment and the board member who donated the geo dome climber.

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