Distributions from the Shirrod Family Memorial Fund made possible the construction and maintenance of the Neill Public Library Shirrod Heritage Addition.
Gerald Lawson deeded 13 acres for the botanical park--Lawson Gardens--and established a trust for its construction and perpetual maintenance.
Terre View Park (Ed & Mary Schweitzer), Petry Natural Area (Glenn & Melodie Petry), Itani Park (Rafik & Mary Sue Itani) and Mary’s Park (Herbert Neil) are a few examples of generous individual gifts of property.
A basketball court was constructed at McGee Park to honor Steve & Patrick Ryan, two brothers who were killed a short time apart in separate accidents.
Lawson Gardens terrace walkways were improved in memory of Alvin Chandler.
Service club donations
Kiwanis have provided funds for park playground equipment, crime prevention materials, library furniture, and more.
Lions placed “Heart Friends” benches through the city, constructed picnic shelters and contributed funds for the gazebo at Reaney Park, and more.
Rotary has donated funds for the Lawson Gardens rose garden, path improvements, library picture books, downtown benches, and more.
Private business donations
SEL Wayside Garden is a Grand Avenue Greenway Beautification project — a most generous gift of SEL dollars and employee volunteer efforts.
Bill’s Welding provided a concrete retainer for beautification plantings on South Grand Avenue.
Since 1983, Pullman Civic Trust has been instrumental in creating a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable community through projects that enhance the natural and man-made environment.
Reserve firefighters respond to emergency calls and participate in community service events.
Reserve police officers work alongside full-time officers in various law enforcement capacities.
Friends of Neill Public Library conduct volunteer projects to meet library needs.
The Grand Avenue Greenway Committee has been beautifying Grand Avenue since 2000.
Numerous groups and clubs participate in beautification and maintenance efforts throughout the city.