Helix Helps — Helix employees, friends and  family members volunteering for community service – worked side by side with other community members at the 12th Annual Park Appreciation Day on October 7 to restore MacArthur Park into a more community-friendly, open space park.

The La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation and the City of La Mesa hosted the event on a warm Saturday on the lands formerly occupied by the Sun Valley Golf Course.

With plenty of sunshine, gloves, and sweat, volunteers removed dead and overgrown brush, filled in old sand traps, mulched hillsides and repainted buildings to restore the park to its former glory.

The La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation was established in 1999 to lead the fundraising effort for what became the Junior Seau Sports Complex and now focuses on the city’s parks, creating recreational experiences for all ages. Learn more or donate at lamesaparks.org.

Enjoy MacArthur Park and the open space for yourself at 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa. For more information on the park including hours of operation please visit:  lamesaparks.org/parks/macarthur-park/.