LOVE Your Park events in NW Philly this Saturday

In celebration of National Earth Week next week (April 17 to April 23), volunteers throughout Philadelphia are dusting off their gardening gloves and shovels to take part in this Saturday’s LOVE Your Park Day.

More than 100 groups have already signed up to help spruce up the city’s green spaces by pruning trees, painting or mulching the grounds at local parks and recreation centers.

The event is a partnership among the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Greater Philadelphia Cares.

Here’s a list of projects taking place in Northwest Philadelphia.

McMichael Park

        3899 Henry Ave.

        9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

        General cleanup, mulching garden beds, pruning

 

Inn Yard Park

        4256 Ridge Ave.

        8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

        General, mulching, garden cleanup 

 

Manayunk Towpath

        1 Fountain St. 

        9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

        General cleanup, mulching, garden cleanup

 

Gorgas Park

        6400 Ridge Ave.

        10 a.m to 2 p.m.

        General cleanup, garden work

        Friends of Gorgas Park LOVE your Park Day 

 

La Noce Park

        2 Rochelle Ave.

        9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

        General cleanup, mulching, garden cleanup

 

Monastery Complex

        W. Valley Green Rd.

        9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

        General cleanup, painting, spreading mulch, pruning

 

Courtesy Stable

        901 E. Cathedral Rd.

        10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

        General cleanup

 

Ned Wolf Park

        7018 McCallum St.

        9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

        General cleanup, mulching, garden cleanup

 

Cloverly Park

        5425 Wissahickon Ave.

        9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

        Cleanup storm debris, fix tree fencing, garden cleanup

 

 Vernon Park

       5800 Germantown Ave.

       10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

       General cleanup

       Vernon Park Clean-Up 

 

Kemble Park

        5600 Kemble Ave.

        9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

        General cleanup, mulching, garden work 

 

Nicetown Park

        4305 Germantown Ave.

        9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

        General cleanup, mulching

 

Happy Hollow Playground

        4800 Wayne Avenue

        9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

        General cleanup, garden cleanup, tree pruning

 

There’s still time left to sign up. Just go to the group’s register page or e-mail Stacy Weeks at stacy@gpcares.org

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