Volunteer

Love Your Park Week & Fall Service Day

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 events are organized by our network of volunteer-based park friends groups. Park Friends groups officially registered with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation are invited to participate in Love Your Park each season. To see if your local park has a Friends group or to learn how to start a new Friends group, visit the Parks & Rec website.

Join Your Park Friends Group

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) and Fairmount Park Conservancy work together to support a network of over 120 Park Friends groups across Philadelphia. Park friends groups are community-based groups of neighbors who represent unstaffed neighborhood parks in the PPR system. Members of these groups 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 these critical community groups. If you are interested in joining your local group or starting a new one, please visit the Parks & Rec website for more information.

Second Saturdays

Join Philadelphia Parks & Recreation for outdoor volunteer experiences on the second Saturday of every month! Projects will rotate around the city, from the woods of the Wissahickon Valley to the lakes of FDR Park and every green space in between. Help us plant trees, remove invasive plants, clean waterways, and much more, all while exploring the hidden trails, forests, and historical gems of Philadelphia‘s park system.

Projects are lead by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and Fairmount Park Conservancy staff–we bring the tools, gloves, and expertise. You bring the energy! See upcoming events and sign up at volunteerphillyparks.ticketleap.com.