The ‘LOVE Your Park’ program is a collaborative partnership with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to steward and support neighborhood parks throughout the city.
The Conservancy works closely with neighborhood park friend groups to promote the network of parks across the city and the amazing work the friends groups do. Bi-annual ‘Love Your Park’ service days with 4,000 annual volunteers and more than 80 community events support small-scale capital improvements and special events in our neighborhood parks.
Through the program, participants are directly contributing to the beautification and maintenance of Philadelphia’s cherished neighborhood parks and empowering citizens to build capacity in their own communities. Together we believe that community engagement in neighborhood parks, whether it be weekly gardening days or concert nights in the summer, is key to maintaining Philadelphia’s neighborhood parks as places for safe, welcoming and family-friendly recreation.
After kicking off with a city-wide volunteer day, the week includes movie nights, plant sales, old school game nights, bird walks, yoga in the park, craft fairs, and much more. With over 10,200 acres in Philadelphia’s park system, this is a great way to explore new parks and to see how local communities are making their parks a vibrant part of their neighborhood. The expansion into LOVE Your Park Week was a direct result of the sustained commitment of two lead corporate sponsors, ACE Group (now The Chubb Corporation) and NovaCare.
Love Your Park is made possible by: NovaCare Rehabilitation, Bank of America, U.S. Facilities, Chevrolet, Dow Chemical, The Snider Foundation and PECO.
You can contact Erin Engelstad, our Park Stewardship Manager at 215.391.4897 or at email@example.com for more information on park events and volunteer opportunities.