Pitch in for the Parks 2020

Thank you to all of our neighbors who came out to clean Ward Park in August, September and October!

This summer, the Chicago Parks Foundation, in partnership with the Chicago Park District and local communities, led a citywide volunteer initiative to help keep our parks clean.

Over the past few months, park budgets have been stretched and there are fewer seasonal employees.  Communities provided the volunteers and the Chicago Parks Foundation  provided clean-up supplies and safety guidelines to help support our park’s ongoing maintenance.

Protective gloves, trash bags and tools were provided.  Volunteers worked in groups of ten or less and physical distancing guidelines were enforced.  Face masks/coverings were worn at all times.  Children under 18 years of age had to be accompanied by a responsible adult.  Registration was required.

Thank you to Mary Lassila, RNRA Chair of Parks, for organizing and managing the cleanups! Great job!