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! 

 
 

We're looking for sponsors and community partners for 2018! Contact events@chicagoparksfoundation.org to get involved.

 

Register Your Park

Want your park to participate on It's Your Park Day? Park Advisory Council Leaders are responsible for recruiting their volunteers and working with the Chicago Parks Foundation to coordinate details. Click the button below to complete your free registration! Please complete your registration by May 18th, 2018.

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Volunteer Registration

Join us as an It's Your Park Day volunteer! Participating parks will be listed here as they become available. Complete your free online volunteer registration by clicking the park link of your choice below. 

Burnside Park
Columbus Park Natural Area
Douglas Park
Golden Gate Park
Gross Park
Hadiya Pendleton Park
Jackson Park
Jane Addams Memorial Park
Kelly Playlot Park
Mamie Till-Mobley Park 
McKinley Park
Meyering Park
Montrose Beach Dunes
Oriole Park
Ping Tom Memorial Park
South Shore Park

Wicker Park


Volunteer FAQs

Why do I have to register on Eventbrite to participate? 
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! Links to registration for each park will be listed above as they become available.

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 events@chicagoparksfoundation.org

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.