Love Your Park Solo Cleanups!

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Philly's parks need your help! Join us to keep our city's parks clean and ready to use by cleaning up trash and litter as you enjoy our public green spaces this summer.

Our citywide network of park friends groups usually host hundreds of cleanups in the spring and summer to keep our parks clean and green, but many of those events have been canceled due to COVID-19. At the same time, our parks are being used more than ever, so we're inviting everyone to pitch in and help out by doing those cleanups solo!

There are several ways to participate. You can simply use your own supplies to clean up trash and litter, request a kit  via mail, or pick one up during a giveaway event (see below). Please consider helping us make our supplies last longer by donating $35 to cover the cost of one cleanup kit!

Cleanup Kits
  • Work gloves
  • Trash bags
  • Fairmount Park Conservancy bandanna
  • City of Philadelphia mask
  • Safety instructions and cleanup guidelines
  • The first 60 people to sign up will also receive a trash grabber - sold out!
Guidelines
  • Visit your favorite Philly park, or one of the trash hot spots, and collect any trash and litter you see into your bag.
    • Tie off trash bags and set them next to a park trash can to be collected or dispose in a trash can, if space allows
    • Please also consider taking the trash home with you and putting it out for your regular weekly collection 
  • Post a photo of your filled trash bag(s) on social media 
    • Use #loveyourpark and tag @myphilly @philaparksandrec 
    • Don’t forget to include the name of the park 
Stay Safe!
  • Wear a mask & gloves at all times. Never pick up trash with your bare hands!
  • Stay at least six feet from others.
  • Use hand sanitizer or wash your hands immediately after removing gloves. 
  • Dispose of single-use gloves properly; wash reusable work gloves between uses.
  • Remember that facilities and public restrooms remain closed. 
  • Stay home if you experience COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days. Symptoms include cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, chills, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, and diarrhea (Know the symptoms.)
Positions
0 Remaining
Registration Closes
Oct 25, 2020 12:00am or when space runs out.
Age Limit
All Ages
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This program is only open to residents of Philadelphia.
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Leah Press wrote on August 30th, 2020

I would like to have the cleanup kit mailed to me as i eas not able to picck it up on thurs

GivePulse profile picture of Lindsey Walker Lindsey Walker  2 months ago
No problem Leah! We will mail one out to you this week.

Martha Lutz wrote on August 26th, 2020

Hi! Are you still giving out kits tomorrow at Concourse Lake? I’m not sure how to register. Thanks!

GivePulse profile picture of Lindsey Walker Lindsey Walker  2 months ago
Hello Martha! Yes, we are still giving out kits at Concourse Lake. I've just opened registration again - click on the green button in the top right corner of this page. We had sold out of kits, but I was able to restock! See you tomorrow.

Lindsey Walker wrote on August 14th, 2020

Hi everyone! Just a reminder that if you weren't able to snag a trash grabber from us (they went to so fast!), you could consider getting one from Garbo Grabber: https://www.garbograbber.com/shop Use discount code PHILLY15 to get 15% off, and 5% will be donated back to Fairmount Park Conservancy. Save your back!

Allen Rue wrote on August 14th, 2020

Thanks for the grabber. It worked better than I thought. It will certainly help me develop grip strength. My right hand is tired out. :-)

GivePulse profile picture of Lindsey Walker Lindsey Walker  2 months ago
The grabbers do give you a bit of an arm workout! Glad it helped though. Thank you so much for participating!

Irene Russell wrote on August 11th, 2020

Stinger Square is in!!! Thanks guys!!!

GivePulse profile picture of Lindsey Walker Lindsey Walker  3 months ago
Awesome - Thanks Irene! Feel free to share this info with your neighbors - the cleanup kits are designed for one person, so if multiple people want to help out, they can all register and request a kit. Hope you're doing well!

Denise Logan wrote on July 30th, 2020

Fisher park in Olney is in desperate need of a thourogh cleaning.Are there any groups scheduled? If not I am requesting materials asap.Thanks

GivePulse profile picture of Lindsey Walker Lindsey Walker  3 months ago
Hi Denise! Fisher Park is one of my favorites. I don't believe there are any group cleanups scheduled, but you can check in with the Friends of Fisher Park on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Fisher-Park-of-Philadelphia-396219365461
GivePulse profile picture of Lindsey Walker Lindsey Walker  3 months ago
Hi Denise, just an update: We've restocked our supplies, so please go ahead and register for a cleanup kit before they sell out again! Thanks!

Richard Guffanti wrote on June 30th, 2020

So far, we have done 19 Saturday Cobbs Creek Park cleanups this year. We get an average of 2 volunteers. Contact me if you want to help: RichGuffanti@yahoo.com

GivePulse profile picture of Lindsey Walker Lindsey Walker  4 months ago
Rich you've been doing an amazing job in Cobbs Creek this spring!