Pitch in at It’s My Park Day this Saturday

Brian Granger, Jeb Boyt, and Bill Talbot dig a trench to place a pipe to carry runoff at Pease Park during It's My Park! Day in this Austin American-Statesman file photo by Matt Rourke.
Brian Granger, Jeb Boyt, and Bill Talbot dig a trench to place a pipe to carry runoff at Pease Park during It’s My Park! Day in this Austin American-Statesman file photo by Matt Rourke.

Want to pitch in to spruce up your neighborhood park?

Thousands of volunteers will grab rakes, shovels and bags of mulch Saturday as they man the 115 designated improvement projects that make up this year’s It’s My Park Day, organized by the Austin Parks Foundation.

Improvement projects include creek cleaning, tree pruning, trash pick-up, planting and trail cleanup at parks all over the city. Participants will do maintenance work at the disc golf course at Roy G. Guerrero Park, tidy up Mount Bonnell and spread mulch at Ramsey Park, plus a lot more.

To register for the event go here.

Elena Barrera-Waters help clear brush at Norwood Park during It's My Park! Day in this file photo by Matt Rourke/Austin American-Statesman.
Elena Barrera-Waters help clear brush at Norwood Park during It’s My Park! Day in this file photo by Matt Rourke/Austin American-Statesman.

 

“It’s My Park Day is about investing in our city – an investment in the shared spaces that improve the quality of life for residents and visitors,” said Colin Wallis, executive director of the Austin Parks Foundation.

It’s a fun day, too. I volunteered a few years ago, planting bushes and flowers in front of Deep Eddy Pool. Now every time I drop by for a swim, I feel a little surge of pride in the landscaping.

For more information, go here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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