Volunteering in Our Parks

Our parks were filled with volunteers this past weekend through Monday for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Thank you to the nearly 300 volunteers over the weekend –and the 160 on Monday alone, who worked in seven parks throughout the city.

Photos: Cincinnati Parks

Volunteers made a difference in our parks by removing invasive species, mulching playgrounds and tree rings, planting trees, and removing hundreds of bags of trash from neighborhood parks. In addition to individuals and families who joined together to volunteer, several community groups led more than 100 volunteers at different conversation events throughout the weekend.

If you missed the opportunity to volunteer in Cincinnati Parks this weekend, there are monthly events to get you involved. If you love visiting our parks, you should volunteer in them, too. From administrative tasks to conservation events, there are so many ways you can support our parks. Volunteering makes for a great group activity and our parks are a wonderful place for students to earn their service hours. Visit the Cincinnati Parks Volunteer Portal here to sign up.

Cincinnati Parks Foundation also has many opportunities to volunteer as well. We host our monthly obLITTERators program and work with volunteers to remove litter from our parks. Our be.well and Luke5 programs frequently look for running buddies and hiking sherpas. Another great reason to join The Women’s Committee of Cincinnati Parks is the special opportunities to volunteer. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for more opportunities to get involved.

Thank you to all who support Cincinnati Parks with their time and talent. Parks are for everyone, and we’re all in this together to keep them the beautiful, welcoming places that they are.

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