Love Your Park Week is just around the corner! From May 12-20, Love Your Park Week offers nine days of volunteer opportunities and special events that celebrate Philly’s parks.

We kick off Love Your Park Week with a citywide service day to “clean and green” our parks, engaging thousands of volunteers to clean up trash and litter, tend gardens and flower beds, care for trees, and more. The kick-off service day is followed by dozens of fun, free events in parks across Philadelphia that celebrate our public green spaces and invite neighbors to get involved.

Here are some special event highlights to get you in the spirit!


Signature service event at Fisher Park
May 12 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
571 W. Spencer St., 19120 [Map]

Olney neighbors are invited to help us clean, green, and celebrate Fisher Park, which was selected as the “Signature Site” for Love Your Park Week 2018.

Over 100 volunteers from the Fisher Park community will work alongside volunteers from our generous Love Your Park sponsors to bring some love and attention to Fisher Park and prepare this special neighborhood green space for summer.

In addition to volunteer projects that will clean and green the park, we’ll have fun art projects for kids, food,  music, and free T-shirts. We’ll hear from Mayor Jim Kenney, Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, and other VIPs about why spaces like Fisher Park are critical to the health of our city, and members of the Fisher Park Community Alliance will share information on upcoming park events and how neighbors can get involved!
More than 100 parks are participating in cleanups city-wide, and we need more volunteers! Find a service project near you.


Yoga at the FDR Park Overlook
May 12 | 10-11 a.m.
1500 Pattison Ave., 19145 [Map]

Get away from it all with our kickoff for a summer of yoga at the most serene spot in South Philadelphia. Yoga classes are led by a Roots2Rise instructor twice per month at the FDR Park Olmsted Overlook.

Find your center with more Love Your Park Week yoga events.


Love Your Park Week Pumpjam
May 12 | 12-3:00 p.m.
52nd St & Parkside Ave., 19104 [Map]

Love Your Park Week marks the season opener of the Philly Pumptrack. After a volunteer service project, the track will open for rides! As always, bikes and helmets are free for anyone to borrow and ride. There will be a DJ on site playing tunes to keep volunteers motivated. Play games, enjoy snacks, enter a raffle, and more.

This is a unique Love Your Park Week event! Follow along with the Philly Pumptrack.


Pet adoption in McMichael Park
May 12 | 12-2 p.m.
3299 Midvale Ave, 19129 [Map]

We love our parks, but we also love our pets! Stop in and help find a home for our four-legged friends. The following animal rescues will be in attendance: ACCT Philly, Street Tails, Brandywine Valley SPCA, Morris Animal Refuge, J & Co, Noah’s Ark, PAWS, and a rabbit rescue group.

Bringing home a new pup? We always welcome leashed dogs to our enjoy our parks. Check out our list of dog runs and best practices.


Coffee with the birds
May 15 | 9-10:30 a.m.
700 Cobbs Creek Parkway, 19143 [Map]

Join us for a cup of coffee while we watch the bird feeders and take a short walk to observe birds in Cobbs Creek Park.

Break out the binoculars: there are plenty of Love Your Park Week birding events.


Guided photo tour of Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
May 20 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
100 N. Horticulture Dr., 19131 [Map]

Join photographer, instructor, and Philadelphia park lover Armond Scavo for a hands-on guided photography class and walking tour of the historic Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. All levels of photography enthusiasts welcome! Free, but please register.

Sharpen your eye with more Love Your Park Week photography events.


Love Your Park Week is a partnership between Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy, and the Park Friends Network.


Website with more information about Love Your Park Week.