Denton volunteers pluck 2 tons of trash, recyclables from area streams

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 - 1:05pm

Hundreds of volunteers cleaned up creeks and streams in Denton on Saturday, removing  3,770 pounds of trash and 728 pounds of recyclable materials. 

The volunteers mostly removed small items, such as bottles and cans, but they also picked up many large items during the city's annual Stream Clean. 

"Just to name a few — we found eight tires, an entire back seat, and sections of fences," said Katherine Barnett in a city press release. "The cleanup will continue after the event because some items, including a bathtub at Pecan Creek, were too large for the volunteers to handle." 


UNT students help build playground

Sun, Nov 15, 2015 - 11:58pm

By Rhiannon Saegert

After a week of work, volunteers finished constructing Eureka 2’s playground equipment Sunday afternoon at South Lakes Park.

The Denton Parks Foundation and the Denton Parks and Recreation Department organized volunteers and raised money to build the playground. The new structure, built on the site of the old Eureka playground, will be accessible to those with disabilities and will meet new safety and ADA requirements, unlike the old structure.

Molly Tampke, the foundation’s executive director, said the park, which was funded through donations, was a community effort in every sense.