The Dover Police Department and Lowe's of Camden and Dover recently announced a joint community service project at the Elizabeth W. Murphey School, 42 Kings Highway E., Dover.

From Aug. 27-30, representatives from the Lowe's Hero Team, the Dover Police Department's Police Athletic League and officers from the Delaware Department of Correction will work together to complete several projects to improve the outdoor recreation area of the Elizabeth W. Murphey School.

These projects include clearing the baseball/kickball field of grass and weeds and adding a Diamond Tech mixture to the infield and re-grading the outfield to level the ground; clear grass and weeds from the volleyball and horseshoe pit areas and adding new sand to each as well as building new backstops for the horseshoe pits; replacing rotting wood trim with vinyl weatherproof trim in the pavilion; and cleaning and repainting basketball courts, budget and time permitting.

The goal of the project is to provide Murphey School residents a reason to get outside and enjoy the space and participate in more outdoor activities. The area will also provide a safe location for the Dover Police Department's Police Athletic League to continue its Summer Youth Academy and other recreational activities and events with area youth.

The project will wrap with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. Aug. 30.