EUGENE, Ore. - More than 400 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints took to the city parks early Saturday morning for a day of community service.
The Mormon Church's goal was to volunteer 2,000 hours of community work in a "Day of Service" event.
Church members of all ages assisted maintenance staffs for the City of Eugene and Springfield parks.
For four hours on Saturday morning, church volunteers split into groups and repaired, painted, and landscaped at the Owen Rose Garden, Washington Jefferson Park, Tyson Park, and Clearwater Park.
it was a nice breezy day for a community service group in Eugene.
"It's to help our community to be a prettier place and show the presence that the members of our church have in our community trying to do good," said Jim Webb, a volunteer and LDS Church member.
Members of the church said they are doing their part to beautify local parks prior to the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials that are set to kick off June 21st.