November 7, 2012
FDR Park is an absolutely gorgeous hidden gem in South Philly. Help beautify it, along with other Philadelphia parks, on LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day, November 17. (Photo by G. Widman for GPTMC)
Now’s your chance to contribute to the city that loves you back: Philadelphia’s LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day is back on Saturday, November 17.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation will host a day-long volunteer event in 57 parks across the city where you can rake fall leaves, plant bulbs and prepare the parks for winter.
Visit www.loveyourpark.org to sign up to volunteer at the park of your choice.
LOVE Your Park is a collaborative year-round initiative to celebrate Philadelphia parks. Autumn is the perfect time to take part, as the leaves collect on the ground and the barren trees need protection from the impending winter weather.
Last year, 1,500 volunteers collected 41 tons of leaves in 55 parks. All of the leaves collected were composted instead of going to a landfill. Let’s beat that this year!
For a map of the 57 parks, click here.
LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day 2012
When: Saturday, November 17
Where: 57 parks across Philadelphia
More info: www.loveyourpark.org