Keep Akron Beautiful, Akron, OH

Keep Akron Beautiful’s 10th anniversary Dreamscape Makeover was recently completed. The Akron Rotary Camp, located at Rex Lake, was transformed into a landscaping dream for everyone involved with the camp!

The gateway at the Akron Rotary Camp went from a grassy, dirt drainage ditch to a large flower bed planted with annuals and perennials, outlined by landscaping rocks to improve the water runoff issue at the camp. Topsoil and compost were donated and placed into the beds. After prepping the two large new planting beds, crews built a canoe rack with lumber donated by National Industrial Lumber Company. The canoe rack served a larger purpose of freeing up the picnic tables in the pavilion at the camp, which were housing the canoes when not in use. Now, the children can safely put the canoes away and launch the canoes from a new beach the crews added.

Numerous amounts of flowers, up lights, path lights, flood lights, timers, and a half moon shaped patio were added around the camp, along with a new and improved irrigation system. It took a lot of teamwork to accomplish the landscaping makeover and we are lucky to have such great partners to work with.

All proceeds from the sales of the 1,234 tickets will be used to fund the Keep Akron Beautiful Flowerscape Program, which plants and maintains 39 Flowerscape sites annually. To see more Dreamscape pictures, check out the album on Facebook here!

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