PHILADELPHIA– There are more than 400 neighborhood parks across the City of Philadelphia, and over 75 of them will host clean-up service days on Saturday, November 12, 2022, for Love Your Park Fall Service Day. Love Your Park is a program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy, in partnership with the Park Friends Network, made up of more than 100 volunteer groups who steward their neighborhood parks. Every fall, thousands of volunteers come out to clean and green their parks, plant trees, clean up litter, and more to help prepare parks for the winter.
“Whether you are looking to meet neighbors, beautify your community, or dip your toe into joining a Park Friends Group, join us on November 12 for Philadelphia’s Love Your Park Fall Service Day,” said Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. “Our city is beyond grateful for the thousands of volunteers who step up to lead and maintain Park Friends Groups. Their stewardship, care, and community engagement is what makes Philly’s neighborhood parks amongst the best in the world.”
Over 75 Philly parks need help planting trees and flower bulbs, collecting leaves for compost, and preparing for the winter season. To lend a hand at one of the clean-ups, anyone can register at https://loveyourpark.org/events/lyp-fall-2022.
A few examples are below. For the full list, see https://loveyourpark.org/events/lyp-fall-2022.
- Clean and Green in CEDAR PARK, 4900 Baltimore Avenue
- Columbus Square Fall Clean Up, 1100 Wharton Street
- Fall in LOVE with Vernon Park, 5825 Greene Street
- Coming Together – Ralph Brooks Park, 1601 South 20th Street
- Friends of Malcolm X Park, 51st and Pine Streets
- Friends of McPherson/Impact Services, 601 E. Indiana Avenue
- Konrad Square Love Your Park, 2200 E. Dauphin Street
- Love Your Overington Park, 1344 Orthodox St, Philadelphia, PA 19124
- Love Your Park Norris Square Fall 2022 Service Day, 2100 N. Howard Street
- Love Your Park Planting at Houston Meadow, 900 Grakyn Lane
Love Your Park Fall Service Day is one day in the fall dedicated to service and celebration in Philly’s parks. Volunteers are encouraged to come out to their neighborhood park and lend a hand, helping prepare our public spaces for winter by raking leaves, mulching, planting trees and flower bulbs, cleaning litter, and more.
“Philadelphia’s parks continue to give our residents important places for mental and physical well-being, and November 12 is the opportunity for all of us to give back to our local public spaces,” said Maura McCarthy, Ph.D., Executive Director of Fairmount Park Conservancy. “We hope everyone will come out and show some love to our city’s parks, whether across the street or across town from where they live.”
Love Your Park is a joint program of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. Most Love Your Park events are organized by the Park Friends Network. Park Friends Groups are community-based groups of neighbors who volunteer their time to host park clean-ups, plan events and activities in their park, and advocate for improvements.
Advance registration is strongly encouraged. To register to volunteer, visit: loveyourpark.org.
Fairmount Park Conservancy exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. We lead capital projects and historic preservation efforts, foster neighborhood park stewardship, attract and leverage investments, and develop innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 100 neighborhood parks around the city. For more information, please visit myphillypark.org, join us at facebook.com/fairmountparkconservancy, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @myphillypark.
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) advances the prosperity of the city and the progress of her people through intentional and sustained stewardship of nearly 10,200 acres of public land and waterways as well as through hundreds of safe, stimulating recreation, environmental and cultural centers. PPR promotes the well-being and growth of the city’s residents by connecting them to the natural world around them, to each other and to fun, physical and social opportunities. PPR is responsible for the upkeep of historically significant Philadelphia events and specialty venues, and works collaboratively with communities and organizations in leading capital projects and the introduction of inventive programming. To learn more about Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, visit us at www.phila.gov/parksandrec, and follow @philaparkandrec on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.