Even with several private donations to the project, there was still a shortfall. It was determined that if Pioneer Landscape Centers donated the landscaping materials, they would be close to their fundraising goal of $150,000. Since giving up wasn’t an option, the FPYA organized community “build days” and gathered volunteers to support the effort. They received overwhelming support from Denver Parks and Recreation who supplied planting equipment and RiNo Beer Garden who supplied food for the attendees. The Greater Greener Conference had 30 volunteers join the community, Ambassadors, and other team members to complete the planting, mulching, and site cleanup before the grand opening.
After years of hard work and months of construction, it came the time to finally present the St. Charles Place Park to the Five Points community. A momentous occasion representing the achievments of the FYPA and the community as a whole was presented from the top of the new staircase connecting the Industry RiNo building and St. Charles Place Park. The grand opening showcased speeches from the FYPA and Mayor Hancock.
Instead of a ribbon cutting, the symbolic release of butterflies as Laviana and Zariah slid down the slide to honor Khobi was the official opening of the park.