Revitalizing the community, one corner at a time

It may not be a large park, but the tot lot on Moore St. in Richmond, Virginia once served as a community hub for parents and children. In recent years, however, it has all but been forgotten and neglected as a place for play and exploration.

Employees Sally Browning and David Kohler saw an opportunity to change that. They reached out to the EnRichmond Foundation for help to design a safe space for the children and identify native plants and trees that would thrive in the community.

They also secured a grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation to fund the project and enlisted a small army of volunteers to clean up and beautify the space. All told, the project took about a year to plan and execute. “We are both proud to work for a company that invests in and commits to our communities,” Kohler said. In addition, he has volunteered as the park’s new steward—he’s proud to keep a watchful eye and lend his time and talents to keep the park in good condition for the years ahead.