Everyone needs a break outdoors, particularly during this time of pandemic and orders to stay home and away from people. Rose Mukami Bartosh, 4, rolls along on her colorful bike, with her mom, Muthoni Imungi, not far behind last Sunday. The pair was spotted in the 3400 block of Fendall Avenue near Westwood Avenue in North Side.
Improvements to Abner Clay Park continue to take shape. New trees have been planted and old concrete has been replaced in the park at Leigh Street and Brook Road in Jackson Ward. Richmond is investing $1.27 million in renovating the park. Centennial Contractor Enterprises began the work in October, with completion expected within 60 to 90 days, including installation of a multipurpose field for football and other sports. An anonymous donation of $200,000 enabled installation of a new children’s playground, according to a city official. The only question is whether the pandemic will have cleared up so children and families can start using the park when the work is finished.