PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Frick Park is known for its beautiful sights and sounds. There are 561 acres of nature right outside the hustle and bustle of Downtown.

Today, the park’s trails were packed with people enjoying the outdoors.

The group was suited up with vests and gloves and was made up of about a dozen employees from the Rivers Casino.

The team was there to help clean up the park.


A lot of their efforts focused on a stream that basically runs around the perimeter of the park.

“We enjoy these projects. Our team members are very enthusiastic when they participate in these projects. It’s a day out of the office. We enjoy giving back and being good stewards in our community,” Marne Deithorn said.

Work on the stream and in the park overall is part of the Rivers Casino’s year-long community service outreach program. Each month, volunteers go to a different location to lend a helping hand.

“We enjoyed painting at the North Side YMCA. In the past, we’ve worked with the Elks Club on the North Side and painted their grand ballroom. We’ve picked up trash along the riverfront before the Regatta,” Deithorn said.

In addition to the stream sweep, volunteers removed invasive plants and did some watering.

“We planted over 100 trees in Frick Park earlier this spring and those trees need some attention. So, they will be watered. We’ll be putting new fences around them to keep the deer from eating the trees and possibly mulching them as well,” Jake Beachle from the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy said.


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