Love Your Park

Powered in partnership by Park Pride and the City of Atlanta Department of Parks & Recreation

 

It’s February and love is in the air… so we’re calling on all volunteers to show some love to your park!

Join neighbors, friends, and family in this Atlanta-wide volunteer initiative to beautify our city, build community, and give back to the parks that give so much to us. Twelve parks will be beautified in February with volunteer projects for all ages and abilities.

See the schedule and project descriptions below, and click the “Volunteer!” registration links to sign up for one or more volunteer projects. Thank you in advance for loving Atlanta’s parks!

Saturday, Feb. 3  

PASSED - Louise G. Howard Park

Louise G. Howard Park – 471 Collier Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Come and support the effort to improve the ecological health of Louise Howard Park! Volunteers will work together to remove harmful invasive plant species that threaten the health of trees and other plant species. We’ll target kudzu, privet, English ivy, and more.

Hosted by the Friends of Louise G. Howard and Tanyard Creek Parks

PASSED - Cascade Springs Nature Preserve

Cascade Springs Nature Preserve – 2852 Cascade Rd, Atlanta, GA 30311

Let’s show some love to the Cascade Spring Nature Preserve, a 125-acre old-growth forest that makes up this city park in southwest Atlanta! Volunteers will focus on the removal litter, light debris, and invasive plants for the protection and restoration of tree health.

Hosted by the Cascade Springs Nature Conservancy with support from Park Pride and Eco-Addendum

Saturday, Feb. 10

PASSED - Herbert Taylor Park (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Herbert Taylor Park – 1343 Pasadena Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Volunteers at Herbert Taylor Park will work with the Friends group and the Intown Georgia Native Plant Society along the shores of Rock Creek and South Fork Peachtree Creek to improve habitat for native and visiting wildlife! Efforts will focus on wresting invasive plant species from this impressive urban forest, including English ivy, privet, mahonia, nandina, and more.

Hosted by the Friends of Herbert Taylor Park

PASSED - Outdoor Activity Center (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)

Outdoor Activity Center – 1442 Richland Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance is excited to welcome Love Your Park volunteers to Service Learning Saturdays @ the Outdoor Activity Center! Volunteer projects include trail building and maintenance, invasive plant removal, habitat restoration and other activities needed to manage the facility and grounds of this unique urban resource.

Hosted by the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance

Friday, Feb. 16

PASSED - Grant Park (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

Grant Park – 699 Park Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Join the effort to help keep Grant Park healthy and beautiful! On this workday, volunteers will focus on picking up trash and tree limbs.
Hosted by the Grant Park Conservancy

Saturday, Feb. 17 

PASSED - Jennie Drake Park (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Jennie Drake Park – Across from 668 Waterford Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Show some love to this beautiful northwest Atlanta Park! During this volunteer day, you will help to restore the ecological health of the park by removing harmful invasive plant species and litter.

Hosted by the Friends of Jennie Drake Park

PASSED - Peachtree Hills Park (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Peachtree Hills Park – 308 Peachtree Hills Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Your support is needed in Peachtree Hills Park! Volunteers will set to work clearing invasive plant species, like privet and English ivy, from wooded areas of the park and trees. You’ll also help clean up litter and provide fresh mulch to a walking path through the park.

Hosted by the Friends of Peachtree Hills Park

PASSED - Lionel Hampton Park (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Lionel Hampton Park – 700 Cativo Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

Your efforts at Lionel Hampton Park will help to improve the ecological health of this greenspace. Volunteers will work together to establish and maintain mountain bike trails. They will also help remove tires, debris and invasive species in the park.

Hosted by the Friends of Lionel Hampton Beecher Hills Park

Saturday, Feb. 24

Historic Fourth Ward Park (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Historic Fourth Ward Park – 695 Morgan St. NE – Clear Creek Basin access

Your volunteer efforts are needed at Historic Fourth Ward Park! Join the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership on this volunteer project that will beautify the park with a litter cleanup and weeding and mulching planting beds in the bowl and surrounding area.

Volunteer!

Hosted by the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

Kirkwood Urban Forest Preserve (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Kirkwood Urban Forest – 125 Dearborn St SE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Your support is needed at this vibrant urban forest on Atlanta’s eastside! Two-acres of acquired parkland was recently cleared of the dilapidated house that remained on it, and volunteers are needed to help begin the restoration process of this acreage that will serve as the new main entrance of the park. This project will focus on the removal of invasive bamboo to support the ecological health of this intown forest preserve.

*This volunteer project will also kick-off with a land-dedication to celebrate the expanding Preserve!

Volunteer!

Hosted by the Friends of Kirkwood Urban Forest

Adair Park II (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Adair Park II –  866 Murphy Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Volunteers will prepare the community garden in Adair Park II for spring! Volunteers will lay cardboard, spread mulch, and fill beds with dirt.

Volunteer!

Hosted by Adair Park Today

Sunday, Feb. 25

Rodney Cook Sr. Park (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Rodney Cook Sr. Park – Vine St NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Help to beautify our city, build community, and give back to Cook Park! Volunteers will work together to help with litter clean-up, green infrastructure maintenance, and general beautification projects.

Volunteer!

Hosted by the Alliance for the Activation of Cook Park Conservancy