Courtesy Village of Riverside

Please join us to help beautify Riverside by removing trash & weeds!

Saturday, March 16, 2013
9am – 12pm
Harrington Park (Delaplaine & Olmsted Rds)

The Riverside Public Works Department, Parks & Recreation Department & the Frederick Law Olmsted Society have teamed up in 2013 to help beautify Riverside’s public parks. Scottswood Common & The Longcommon serve as the backbone of Riverside’s landscape architecture. Both were intended to be part of a green space stretching all the way to downtown Chicago. The parks on the riverbank follow the meandering Des Plaines River. The green spaces used for playgrounds are used by residents year round. Frederick Law Olmsted designed these parks to provide changing vistas for both pedestrians & vehicles. His plan can be better realized by reducing shrub overgrowth & eliminating weeds. Join us as we tame, and then maintain your public parks of Riverside.

Future Workdays:

  • Patriots Park (Arbor Day celebration & RB Day of Service): April 27
  • Scout Cabin area (Great Garlic Mustard Pull!): May 11
  • Blythe Park: June 1
  • Longcommon (Big Ball Park): June 22, Oct 5, Oct 26 & Nov 9
  • Scottswood Common: July 13
  • Harrington Park: August 3
  • Riverside Road (at Gage Rd): August 24, Sept 7 & Sept 14

All workdays are scheduled for Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Look for the Riverside Public Works dump truck. Come for an hour or three, whatever your schedule allows. Supervised children are welcome. Service hour credits are available. Bring your favorite work gloves & a water bottle. All other supplies & snacks will be provided.