How Love Your Park Works

Every spring and fall we work with our park Friends groups to recruit 2,500 volunteers who help clean and green parks across Philadelphia during Love Your Park Week and the Love Your Park Fall Service Day. Nearly 100 parks across Philadelphia participate each season and need help cleaning up litter and debris, caring for trees, gardening, and more!

Love Your Park Week will be held May 11-19, 2019 this year, and volunteer registration will open on April 11. (Sign up to get the announcement here.) If you would like to volunteer outside of Love Your Park Week, please check out Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy’s volunteer pages for more information.

Most Love Your Park events are organized by our network of volunteer-based park friends groups. 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. Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation partner to provide resources and support to participating park Friends groups.

On April 11, all participating parks and volunteer opportunities (plus other fun events!) will be posted here. Interested volunteers will be able to search for events by type, neighborhood, and number of volunteers needed. Once you find an event that interests you, you can register to participate as an individual, family, or group.

Please note that we cannot register volunteers for specific events or reserve spots for your group prior to April 11. 


How to Participate

1) Sign up to get the announcement as soon as volunteer registration opens.

2) Consider joining one of our monthly Second Saturday volunteer events to build up your volunteer skills!

3) When registration opens April 11, visit loveyourpark.org and find an event in your favorite Philly park.

4) Fill out the registration form. If you’re signing up for a group, please be prepared to include names and contact information for your group members.

5) Stay in touch with your event leader until the big day. Please cancel your registration if you can no longer attend.

6) Save the date for the Love Your Park Fall service day on November 9!