Volunteer Highlight of the Month: Maggie and David

By: Mal Atkinson, Resource Coordinator

While the days leading up to a wedding may involve running errands, completing last minute tasks and hosting out of town guest and family...one Durham couple spent their time giving back to Rockwood Park! They aren’t an ordinary couple that do ordinary mundane things. They are two people that have desire to make their community and those around them better. 

On a cool Saturday morning in April, Maggie and David gathered over 50 of their closest friends and family members for a pre-wedding morning workday at Rockwood Park, the neighborhood park close to their home and their favorite place to take a morning walk.

Friends, moms, dads, stepparents, brothers and sisters all joined in to help plant a native perennial garden near the Rockwood Park picnic shelter. Maggie and David wanted to make their favorite park more beautiful while honoring their commitment to tending their home. They purchased and donated over 500 flowers and plants, which were placed in the ground in just over two hours. While it may not have taken this crew a long time, the impact of this beautification effort will be endless.

Thank you, Maggie and David! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness.

Are you looking for a way to give back to the Durham community? We are always looking for volunteers to help at our parks, recreation centers and facilities. 

Consider signing up to volunteer at one of our upcoming programs or special events - check out iVolunteer for current positions.

For information about volunteering at an upcoming event, please visit our website, email Mal Atkinson at DPRvolunteers@durhamnc.gov or call 919-560-4355.