Corvus Construction is always pleased to host their annual park cleanup, and for 2017, their attention turned to Thornton A. Sullivan Park, better known to locals as Silver Lake Park.
Corvus owners Denis and Brenda Vladyko are committed year-round to the local community, and their annual cleanup is part of their dedication to Everett where they work, live and play. This was their fifth consecutive event.
Every year, Brenda and Denis meet with Everett Parks and Recreation to decide which local park most need the attention of the Corvus Construction team, their families, clients, and other locals that want to give back to the community.
When Everett Parks and Rec told the Vladykos that Silver Lake Park needed some care and attention, they were ready to get their hands dirty.
As usual, Brenda and Denis invited Corvus employees to join them and bring along their families and also invited the entire Vladyko family, plus clients and other friends to join them at Silver Lake Park on Saturday, June 24th in Everett.
For three hours, a group of more than 40 from kids to grownups to grandparents worked together to get the park into great shape.
The Silver Lake project for 2017 focused on reclaiming a picnic shelter near the beach and dock area of the park. The group removed old fence materials, took out items stored in the picnic shelter, and cleaned it up to get it back into use for park goers and their families to enjoy.
Not only did the Corvus group clean up the picnic shelter area, but expanded it for greater functionality.
Thanks to their special expertise in construction projects, Corvus and their volunteers set forms, mixed and then poured concrete for a large slab that will serve as a future barbecue cooking zone for those that visit Silver Lake Park.
While the adult volunteers worked at the heavy cleanup and concrete work, the pint-sized volunteers tackled litter.
Some of the adult volunteers took the kids around and encouraged them to tour all of Silver Lake Park while cleaning up the green space, so it was more beautiful than when they found it.
To incentivize the kid to look closely for litter that needed to be cleaned, Denis and Brenda hid prize cards around for the kids to search for and enjoy.
Three lucky kid went home with gift cards thanks to their diligence in searching for items to clean up. One of the kids found a $50 gift card to Traxx, the indoor go kart and recreation facility. Another scored four movie tickets and another a gift card to TCBY yogurt.
After all the hard work was done, Denis fired up the grill, and they cooked and served lunch in the same picnic shelter they had rehabbed.
The Corvus crew, family, and friends were the lucky first ones to enjoy the newly cleaned and reclaimed shelter, and now it’s open for everyone to enjoy.
After everyone had enjoyed a nice lunch, it was time to go home, shower off, and bask in well-earned relaxation after a hard day of work giving back to the Everett community.
If you haven’t been to Silver Lake Park in Everett, you should stop by and check out the new picnic shelter in addition to all the other beauty of this green space.
You can swim at the lake front beach, fish, boat, hike, try your hand at Frisbee golf, or play on the spacious playground. It’s a great respite in a busy area for local families to enjoy.
Denis and Brenda Vladyko plan to keep up with these annual park cleanup efforts and are pleased to help the Everett community any way they can. Thanks go out to all of those that showed up to help with the Silver Lake reclamation project.
Plans are already underway for the 2018 sixth annual cleanup. If you’d like to come out and help the Corvus crew next year, just let us know. The more hands, the better!
If you’re planning a construction, remodeling or addition project, contact us at Corvus Construction for a free in-home estimate today. We’re a family-owned local Everett business that offers full-service general contractor services. Our clients love us – and you will too!