Local parks around the community offer important community, health, and environmental benefits. They offer all people an enjoyable place to gather, play, meditate, exercise, and commune with nature. Parks make our cities more attractive and enjoyable. They can help draw new residents and businesses across town. Parks can also increase property values and provide vital green space to the local community.
Unfortunately, sometimes community parks can look a bit rundown. Budget cuts and delayed maintenance can make our parks look scruffy and may act as a deterrent to visitors. Is there anything community residents can do to restore the situation?
Absolutely! A neighborhood park cleanup is a wonderful upgrade to parks to boost community spirit and provide an outdoor social gathering or family activity. Even young children can get involved. Before organizing your cleanup, be sure to contact the relevant municipal officials to let them know what you’re planning to clean the park. Make sure to find out what tasks are best left to professionals. Volunteers can collect litter, weed flower beds, sweep paths and other hard surfaces that make the park beautiful to the community.
Make sure to check out the infographic below for more information and ideas for cleaning up your local community park. The infographic below highlights ideas for setting up a family activity for cleaning local parks as well as discuss organizing a community cleanup.
Infographic created by Sweep-All