Friends of the Hilltop: Cleanups
Friends of the Hilltop performs cleanups in parks and other public spaces throughout the Greater Hilltop area. Cleanups have been held at Dry Run Creek, Glenwood Park, Hauntz Park, Holton Park, Rhodes Park, Westgate Park, Wrexham Park and several areas along West Broad Street, including the Hilltop Neighborhood Park and the intersection of West Broad Street and Hague Avenue - affectionately referred to by Hilltoppers as the "Center of the Universe." Sullivant Avenue has also become a focus of beautification efforts.
Lechner Avenue Chicanes
In addition through Keep Columbus Beautiful, Friends of the Hilltop has adopted the chicanes (a type of traffic calming element) on Lechner Avenue (south of West Broad Street). View Map Since the City of Columbus placed the chicanes, Friends of the Hilltop has cleaned and maintained these traffic calmers. We have added topsoil, shrubs, annuals and groundcover perenials. Many volunteer hours have been spent weeding and cleaning the gutters around the chicanes.
If you would like to donate topsoil or perenials, please contact Friends of the Hilltop. The east side of the chicanes receives lots of sun, the west side very little, so we need both shade-loving and sun-loving perenials. Yuccas, day lillies and other similar plants seem to do well.
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Beautification Chair: John Lowry
The group takes a break from working on the Lechner Avenue traffic calmers in 2008.