November 30, 2017
A park cleanup is a perfect event for new groups that are just starting out and can become an annual tradition in the park. Even though picking up garbage isn’t the most appealing concept, people enjoy park cleanup days because they see tangible results of their efforts and feel good about how the park looks at the end of the event. Cleanups are also an inexpensive way to feel connected to your local park. When the community cleans up a park, they are more likely to take ownership of the space over the long term. In short, it’s a way to embed a love and commitment to the park that can have lasting effects.
Many municipalities host city-wide cleanup days in the spring that new community park groups can join. A city-wide cleanup will allow your group to access numerous resources that may not otherwise be available, like garbage bags and gloves, but also their promotional reach will far exceed the means of an individual park group.