Save the Date: Love Your Park Week

Get ready for Love Your Park Week, eight days dedicated to cleaning, greening, and celebrating Philadelphia parks from May 12 – 19, 2012.

Whether you’re interested in service projects, fun events, educational programs, family activities, or tours, there is something for everyone. And with 100-plus participating locations,  you won’t have to travel too far either. Find out what fun is in store at your favorite park! And click here for volunteer opportunities.

Also, don’t miss out on the “Show Us Your Love” essay contest. The deadline is Thursday, May 10.

There are great prizes for runners up—but the grand prize is really special! A Yo Philly! Party in your favorite park with water-ice, soft pretzels, and a DJ spinning the sounds of Philadelphia. Wow!

So…how do you love your park?

LOVE Your Park Week is a collaborative initiative between the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

It’s Not Too Late to LOVE Your Park!

Making an impact on your community can be easy.  Become a part of LOVE Your Park Day by volunteering a few hours of your time on the morning of April 16 at your neighborhood park or recreation center.  It’s not too late to get involved!

Not sure what parks need your help? Click here for a listing.  Then register here. If you want to hang with the PHS Young Friends, head to Chew Playground (Ellsworth Street between 18th and 19th streets).

Let’s break a record: Last year’s LOVE Your Park Day gathered 2, 350 volunteers who donated more than 8,000 hours at more than 90 regional parks!