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Calling all volunteers: Love Your Park Week 2021 is May 8-16!

by Melissa Romero on April 14, 2021

Volunteer registration is now open for Love Your Park Week! Love Your Park Week is a celebration of Philly parks from May 8-16, 2021.

After last year’s Love Your Park @ Home, in-person volunteer events will return for this year’s week-long celebration. Volunteer Park Friends groups across Philadelphia need your help tending gardens and flower beds, caring for trees, and cleaning up our parks after a cold winter. 

Please note that all events will be capped at 25 total participants and will follow COVID-19 health protocols per Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health. All participants are required to wear masks.


Looking for more ways and reasons to #loveyourpark this year? 

Play the Love Your Park Scavenger Hunt
The Love Your Park Scavenger Hunt is a free, all-ages virtual scavenger hunt to encourage safe, socially distanced exploration of Philadelphia’s beloved neighborhood parks. Complete all missions during LYP Week and win prizes! Learn more here.

Get even more involved in Philly Parks!
What are the different ways you can volunteer in Philadelphia’s parks? On May 11th, hear from staff of Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation who will share about the different opportunities throughout the year to lend a hand! Sign up.

Learn how to become advocate for pedestrian safety!
What are some of the most effective ways to advocate for pedestrians in Philadelphia? On May 13th, join Clean Air Council, Feet First Philly, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, and Fairmount Park Conservancy during Love Your Park Week for a special webinar on pedestrian resources. Sign up.

Volunteers get a T-shirt!*
Love Your Park Week volunteers will receive a free T-shirt at their park cleanup (*while supplies last). It’s a great way to show your park pride year-round.

Want more swag? We’re excited to offer Love Your Park sweatshirts, long-sleeved T-shirts, face masks, and more! Place your order by 4/26 to receive your swag in time to wear during Love Your Park Week! Shop our store here.

Volunteers can purchase discounted trash grabbers!
Want your own pair of trash grabbers to keep Philly’s parks clean year-round? Use discount code PHILLY15 to receive 15% off your purchase at Garbo Grabbers. A portion of your purchase will support the Love Your Park program. Shop here.

Volunteers receive a discount at the Bartram’s Garden plant sale
For all Love Your Park registered volunteers, our friends at Bartram’s Garden are offering a 10% discount on all plants from April 12 to May 10. We hope this gets you excited to get growing in your parks and at home! Nursery sale proceeds support the care of Bartram’s Garden, continued propagation, and the many free community programs offered.

Volunteers will receive a discount code in their confirmation email once they register for Love Your Park. 


Love Your Park Week is made possible with the support of the Knight Foundation, TD Bank, and PECO.