PHOTO GALLERY — Eagle Scout project upgrades Nederland park

Published 12:26 am Wednesday, April 27, 2022

NEDERLAND — R L Bob Harmon Park on Park Drive in Nederland has a cleaner and more professional look these days thanks to the hard work of one of the community’s brightest up-and-comers.

Louis McIntire was honored by the City of Nederland for his improvement work at the facility, which serves the city, Babe Ruth League baseball and Adaptive Sports for Kids.

The improvements were part of the 16-year-old’s Eagle Scout project.

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Mayor Don Albanese declared April 18, 2022, as Louis McIntire Day.

In sharing details of McIntire’s project with the city council and assembled attendees at a recent city council meeting, City Manager Chris Duque noted McIntire completed more than 114 hours of work.

The effort included securing all supplies to sand and paint benches, install new plywood backing for the field of honor signage, improve the concession stand, enhance the telephone poles and more.

A City of Nederland proclamation noted: “Dedication, honor, character and service are true qualities of an Eagle Scout. Eagle Scouts are achievers and, on the whole, occupy higher and more responsible positions throughout our city, state and country. Lewis diligently pursued and attained his goal to become an Eagle Scout.”

In offering his praise, a grateful Albanese noted he was a Boy Scout in his youth but did not achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.

He led a round of applause for McIntire.