By Carol Skewes, Publisher,, Feb. 19, 2015

The Rotary Club of Liberty has completed its District 5910 Matching Grant project to create a pocket park at the corner of Grand and Canfield. The property was donated to the City of Liberty by the children of Ruth Canfield with the specific purpose designated in the deed to create a park named ‘The Ruth Canfield Park”.  Two sets of Samson Swings were installed on a 12” base of engineered wood fiber for a soft playground platform. Rotarians, neighbors and boy scouts from Troop 56 held a workday Sat., Feb. 7 to install the swings after the City of Liberty had leveled the ground and removed some deteriorated trees from the land. 


Rotary Pocket Park workday

Scouts helping with the installation of the Rotary Pocket Park playground equipment were under the direction of Scout Master Randy Hume and Damon LaCour. The Rotary Club of Liberty is extremely grateful to the scouts as well as M&M Rent All for donating the use of a portable auger for the day. Clawson Printing is donating a weight limit sign. M&M Rent All donated the use of a portable auger. Thank you to everyone who helped.  Rotary volunteers helping Sat., Feb. 7 included Liberty Mayor Carl Pickett, Ed Pickett, Stephen Dugger and Rick Brady. Additionally, Tom Guidry who lives nearby and graciously volunteered his time as well. 

“The Ruth Canfield Park” Rotary Pocket Park was made possible by a Rotary District 5910 Matching grant. Mary and Chap Cain donated to the cause as well as one anonymous donor. A dedication will be held at 10 a.m. Thurs., June 5, 2015 on the 90th anniversary of the Rotary Club of Liberty charter date. The Beaumont Rotary Club chartered the Rotary Club of Liberty June 5, 1925.




Pure Joy in the Rotary Park ... 3-year-old Violet Haddock tested out the swings at The Ruth Canfield Park Sat., Feb. 14.   She approves!



Thank you Boy Scouts, Troop 56 for helping to build the Rotary Pocket Park

Pictured left to right are Boy Scouts: Daniel LaCour, Justin Brickett, Blaine Rich, Dillon Morgan and Matthew Morris who helped assemble “The Ruth Canfield Park” playground equipment Sat., Fe.b 7, 2015.


Pictured left to right: Daniel LaCour, Justin Brickett, Blaine Rich and Rotarian Rick Brady‚ÄčDaniel LaCour, Justin Brickett, Blaine Rich and Rotarian Rick Brady