YOUR Park, YOUR Day,
Celebrate in any way!

June 16th, 2018 • 9am - 2pm

The Chicago Parks Foundation's annual citywide volunteer day, celebrating Chicago's beautiful green spaces and the communities who support them. Join your local park for a day of clean-up, park improvement projects, and fun! 

PARK ADVISORY COUNCILS•Complete the form below to register as a participating IYPD Park! 
VOLUNTEERS•Free online registration coming soon!
PARTNERS•We're looking for sponsors and community partners for 2018! Contact

Park Advisory Council Registration
It's Your Park Day 2018

PAC Leaders serve as the main contact for participating IYPD parks. The PACs are responsible for recruiting volunteers and working with the Chicago Parks Foundation to coordinate details. The first step is choosing your projects and activities for the day.

If you are not a registered PAC group, no worries! Email to get started.

First & Last
Park Supervisor Phone Number *
Park Supervisor Phone Number
First & Last
PAC President Phone Number *
PAC President Phone Number
Which projects would you like to accomplish? *
Can select more than one
If you selected Tree Mulching: Has a TreeKeeper, Master Gardener, or other person with mulching experience committed to volunteering on It's Your Park Day?
If you selected Fibar Filling: Does your park have a playground with Fibar (woodchip-type surface) in need of refilling?
If you selected Natural Areas Stewardship: Does your park have a Natural Area Steward?
If you selected Community Garden Planting: Does your park have a registered Community Garden with the Chicago Park District?
*Please note, not all requests can be granted. Projects will be evaluated by the Park Supervisor, Chicago Park District, and the Chicago Parks Foundation for feasibility within the event.
Which supplies will be needed to complete your park's projects? *
Can select more than one

Volunteer FAQs

Why do I have to register on Eventbrite to participate? 
(Eventbrite registration details to come.) Registering on Eventbrite gives us an idea of how many people will be in attendance at each park so we can properly equip the parks with the supplies and resources they need. We also ask that you review and accept our event waiver for your safety. Plus, only those who register online will receive an event t-shirt! 

What should I wear to IYPD?
Dress comfortably! Closed-toe shoes and outdoor work clothes that you wouldn't mind getting dirty are highly recommended. 

What should I expect my tasks to be for the day? 
Tasks may include trash pick up, mulching, gardening, planting, hedging, and weeding. However, some parks are participating with family fun days or live music performances. Check with your park's event page for further details. 

Where do I go for check in? 
An email will be sent the week of the event with the exact check in location for your park. If you arrive early or do not see your Park Advisory Council in the park, head to the field house and park staff will guide you to the appropriate location. 

Can I bring my friend or family member if they haven't registered on Eventbrite? 
Absolutely! However they are not guaranteed a volunteer shirt at check in. 

Will there be food and drink provided? 
The Chicago Parks Foundation will provide snacks & water to each participating park. Be aware that it is not a full meal and you should fuel up before arriving to the park. 

Should I bring anything? 
Nope! Everything from gloves to trash bags, wheelbarrows, etc. will be provided. If you or your company are interested in donating additional supplies, please contact Heather at

Is the event rain or shine?
Yes! In the case of extreme weather, participants will be emailed prior the start of the event via the address you provided in your Eventbrite registration.