Join to help beautify Riverside by removing trash & weeds on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Harrington Park (Delaplaine & Olmsted Rds).

The Riverside Public Works Department, the Parks & Recreation Department & the Riverside 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:

Riverside Road (at Gage Rd): August 24, Sept 7 & Sept 14

Longcommon (Big BallPark): Oct 5, Oct 26 & Nov 9

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.