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ASU CARES to enhance Thunderbird Park

March 13, 2008
ASU CARES is partnering with the City of Phoenix and Maricopa County to enhance Cave Creek Wash Thunderbird Park, March 29. ASU students, staff, faculty and alumni are encouraged to volunteer for this one-day project and help revitalize this regional park.

Known as a friendly neighborhood park in the northwest Phoenix area, Cave Creek Wash Thunderbird Park stretches north-to-south along 23rd Avenue across several blocks, starting at Thunderbird Road just south of Cave Creek Municipal Golf Course and spanning south to almost Cactus Road. The park’s signature features include several trails along Cave Creek Wash and an abundance of native desert vegetation. ASU CARES will help improve the park’s trails and landscaping.

Rain or shine, volunteers will meet at the east side of the park and work in teams. Tools will be provided for all assignments. Donating tools to the endeavor is encouraged. Volunteers should wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes, hats, sunglasses and bring sunscreen.

Schedule for the majority of the teams:
7-8 a.m.: Registration
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Work on improvement activities
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Free lunch and volunteer recognition from ASU, City of Phoenix & Maricopa County

Improvement Activities:
• Trimming overgrown vegetation
• Removing litter from creek area playground and trails
• Cleaning of common areas

Register at through March 21 to volunteer. Also visit for information regarding a parking pass, directions/map, waiver release and details on what to wear/bring.

If you have further questions regarding the 2008 ASU CARES project, please contact the ASU Community Service Program at (480) 965.0305 or