Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean and beautify a Chicago Park!
Now is the time to go all in and invest in our parks, preserves, and planet! Join the Chicago Park District and Friends of the Parks on April 23, 2022, for a citywide parks and preserves clean up. Community groups, Park Advisory Councils, families, residents, and all Chicagoans are encouraged to come out to their local parks to clean up and do their part in celebrating Earth Day.
Sign Up to Pitch In
More than 80 parks are participating in this year’s clean-up. Volunteers are encouraged to register as a limited supply of gloves and bags will be available. Visit www.EarthDayChicago.org to sign up to volunteer. All ages are welcome. Rain or shine.
In an effort to maximize volunteer efforts at some larger parks, volunteers are needed at the following hub locations:
- Douglass Park (1401 S Sacramento Dr, Chicago, IL 60623)
The Douglass Park clean-up will take place from 9 am-12 pm
After the clean-up, the celebration will continue with mini-golf, a food truck as well as the launching of Douglass Park's first-ever Little Free Library from 1-4 pm. There will also be music and games.
Register for the Douglass Park Clean-Up
- North Park Village Nature Center (5801 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60646)
The NPV Nature Center clean-up will take place from 10 am-1 pm
Register for the NPV Nature Center Clean-Up
- McKinley Park (2210 W Pershing Rd, Chicago, IL 60609)
The McKinley Park clean-up will take place from 9 am-12 pm
Join us for our Earth Day Market where you can shop local vendors and enjoy art and crafts and music. Weather permitting this event will be held outside in front of the fieldhouse
Register for the McKinley Park Clean-Up
- Ogden Park (6500 S. Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60636)
The Ogden Park clean-up will take place from 9am-12pm
Register for the Ogden Park Clean-Up
- Washington (Harold) Park (5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL 60615)
The Washington (Harold) Park clean-up will take place from 11am-1pm.
** No registration necessary for this event. **
Sign the Volunteer Waiver
Anyone volunteering on Earth Day must sign the Chicago Park District Volunteer Waiver.
Thank you for making a difference in our city and our world. Happy Earth Day!