100 new trees are now growing at a Fresno park

February 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Several volunteers showed up today at the Romain Neighborhood Center to plant four different types of trees.

The city bought them with a grant from the State Department of Transportation.

Officials say the trees will help improve the environment in more ways than one.

Fresno PARCS grant writer Irma Yepez-Perez said, "Because of the proximity to Highway 180 & 41 it's very important to help again? the air quality and sound is community."

The Romain Neighborhood Center re-opened to the public last summer after undergoing renovations including improvements to the basketball courts and a new playground.