The Liverpool Junior Fire Department took on the cleanup and fixing of the park last fall, as one of their many cleanup projects they do during the warmer months. At the time, the park had fallen into deep disrepair. Litter was strewn around the trail, and vegetation had overgrown most of the path. The sign marking the entrance of the path had also been long since demolished by vandals.
However the park is now once again accessible to the public, and on July 25 a new sign marking the entrance was dedicated to the park.
Larry Weagle, president of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #38, came out on to thank the group for their hard work and dedication to fixing up the park last year. The Legion has a special connection to the park too.
Dr. Howard Locke donated the land to the museum in the early 2000’s, and asked it be dedicated to the local World War Veterans. When the park was opened in 2005 it was dedicated to the Bristol Avenue Boys, soldiers who fought in both World Wars who had lived along the main street into Liverpool.
To show their appreciation, the Legion donated $100 to the junior fire department, along with giving a certificate of appreciation. The group plans to put the money back into the park, when they install the picnic benches later this month.