MacGregor Park recently received a handmade mural that was created and donated by the National Charity League Crossroads Chapter Class of 2025.
NCL is a mother/daughter nonprofit that focuses on community service, leadership and cultural experiences. Each of the girls in the class contributed to the piece that is displayed near the shelters at the front of the park.
“The Class of 2025 wanted something fun and colorful to inspire others to come explore nature at Macgregor Park,” grade level advisor Melanie Pickett stated. “The smaller details – bird, squirrel, tree and flower – represent beauty we can all typically see both in the nature of Macgregor Park and around our great state of Indiana.”
Each NCL class is given a specific grade level focus, with the class of 2025 concentrating its philanthropy efforts on the environment and nature.
“The hand-painted mural is a way to show that the community is so important to our park and to encourage residents to visit and explore not only this art piece, but all of the incredible aspects of our beautiful passive nature park,” Westfield Washington Township Trustee Danielle Carey Tolan stated.
Last year, the NCL Class of 2024 donated a life-size bird’s nest, which is housed in the center of the trail system, and planted a flower bed near the shelters. The chapter also volunteers regularly at the park as trail ambassadors.