Love Your Park is a program of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy, in partnership with Philadelphia’s incredible Park Friends Network, made up of more than 100 volunteer groups who steward their neighborhood parks. Every fall and spring, 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.
This year, Cobbs Creek Park is the signature site on Love Your Park Fall Service Day, joining nearly 100 other neighborhood parks across the city.
Why should you Love Your Park on November 10th? We’ve got seven reasons from park champions all over Philadelphia.
1. It only takes a few hours to do a lot of good in your neighborhood.
“It was amazing. Everyone was so helpful and had great passion for the community. I love opportunities like this to do some good for the area.”
2. It’s a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors.
“Everyone was very nice and friendly –I actually made one friend who happens to live across the street for me. We got a lot accomplished.”
3. Taking care of Philly’s parks means they can be enjoyed by all.
“I want to make sure that we love our park and keep our community together so we can enjoy it for generations to come.”
4. Love Your Park allows you to discover all of Philly’s many parks and public spaces.
“Philly has a lot of wonderful spaces to enjoy, and it was great to help maintain one of them!”
5. It’s a free outdoor workout!
“It felt good to volunteer and give back to the community, plus it was nice to get outside.”
6. It’s rewarding.
“It was impressive to see so much get done in a couple of hours, and to see a small and enthusiastic group of neighbors work together.”
7. It’s a learning experience.
“It was a beautiful day and I felt the project was important. The leaders were welcoming and informative. I learned a lot about planting trees and shrubs.”
Ready to Love Your Park?
Use the map below to find a Love Your Park event near you! And visit loveyourpark.org to learn more.