Veteran's Memorial Park in Moore, Okla., was trashed by a tornado May 20. The Park District of Forest Park started an equipment drive to help Moore's Parks and Recreation Dept.Courtesy Moore, Okla. Parks and Recreation Department

The tornado May 20 left Veteran’s Memorial Park in Moore, Okla., a garbage-strewn mess littered with tree limbs, twisted metal and trash.

Even so, the Moore Parks and Recreation Department has set up a temporary boarding kennel at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds for animals displaced by the tornado, according to its Facebook page.

The Park District of Forest Park has started a sports equipment drive to replace equipment lost by the Moore Parks Department in the storm, spokesperson Rachell Entler said in an email.

Until June 3, Forest Parkers can drop off adult or children’s sports equipment to be sent to Moore.

“We are hoping that this will maybe help in coping with the unbelievable devastation that has taken place there,” Entler said.

Entler said help would be available to assist in bringing larger items to the park district.

“Let’s get these tornado victims get back on their feet and get them back to taking time for fun,” Entler said in a press release.

Equipment can be dropped Park District of Forest Park’s administrative office, 7501 W. Harrison St., Forest Park.

Anyone with questions can call Entler at 708-366-7500, ext. 17.

Jean Lotus

Jean Lotus loves community journalism. She covers news, features, two school boards, village council, crime, park district and writes obits for Forest Park Review. She also covers the police beat for...