Your Earth, Your Legacy

29th Annual Chicago Earth Day Parks  & Preserves  Clean-Up

Saturday April 21, 2018

2018 Earth Day T-Shirt Design by Montana Baker age 14

Thank you for making Earth Day 2018 a Success! 

 

Friends of the Parks would like to extend a special thank you to all of the site captains,  volunteers and sponsors that made this year possible. Especially Target, Magid, Wells Lamont, Hyatt, Ozinga, Bickerdike, Living Green, Openlands, Forest Preserves of Cook County, Chicago Park District, and Friends of the Forest Preserves.  None of this would have happened without your hard work and dedication!  

2018 was the biggest year yet! Over 5,000 volunteers turned out city wide to clean up over 135 Parks and Forest preserves.

Please take a look at some pictures from the day of below!   Keep checking back for updates about next year’s event! 


Site Captain Registration is Closed.

If you can find your park or preserve listed below that means that you already have a Site Captain! Follow the link next to your site to register to volunteer!
Not sure which park is near you?  View a list of all parks here!

Registered Sites

Forest Preserves Of Cook County

Bartel Grasslands: Register to Volunteer Here!
BeauBien Woods: Register to Volunteer Here!
Brookfield Prairie and Woods: Register to Volunteer Here!
Theodore Stone Forest: Register to Volunteer Here!
Deer Grove West: Register to Volunteer Here!
Bluff Spring Fen: Register to Volunteer Here!
Dolton Prairie: Register to Volunteer Here!
Kloempken Prairie: Register to Volunteer Here!
Labagh Woods: Register to Volunteer Here!
Poplar Creek/Carl Hansen Woods: Register to Volunteer Here!
 Schiller Woods: Register to Volunteer Here!
Spring Creek; Penny Road Pond: Register to Volunteer Here!
Swallow Cliff: Register to Volunteer Here!

Earth Day Group Litter Cleanups; April 2018; Forest Preserves of Cook County (any site on any day!): Register to Volunteer Here!

  The Forest Preserves of Cook County has “Stewardship Volunteer days” scheduled every week of the year in Chicagoland, including “Earth Day!”
Please see the online calendar to register for these volunteer days at this website:  http://fpdcc.com/volunteer

 

Parks

63rd Street Beach: Register to Volunteer Here!
A. Montgomery Ward Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Adams Playground Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Anderson Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Arthur Ashe Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Austin Town Hall Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Avalon Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Bell Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Berger Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Blackhawk Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Bradley Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Buffalo Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Buttercup Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Burnside Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Carver Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Chopin Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Christiana Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Churchill Dog Friendly Area: Register to Volunteer Here!
Clarendon Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Clybourn Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Commercial Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Cotton Tail Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Cragin Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Davis Square Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Dawes Park: Register to Volunteer Here! 
Dubkin Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Dunham Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Dunning Read Conservation Area: Register to Volunteer Here!
Durso Playlot Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Dvorak Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Eckhart Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Ellis Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Elm Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Euclid Park: Register to Volunteer Here 
Evergreen Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Fellger Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Garfield Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Golden Gate Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Gompers Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Grand Crossing Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Green Briar Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Hadiya Pendleton Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Hale Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Hayes Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Hoard Park: Register to Volunteer Here! 
Holstein Park: Register to Volunteer Here! 
Horner Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Humboldt Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Indian Boundary Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Jacob Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Jane Addams Memorial Park: Register to Volunteer Today!
Jefferson Playlot Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Kells Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Kelly Park (North): Register to Volunteer Here!
Kelly Park (South): Register to Volunteer Here!
Kosciuszko Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Lafollette Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Lake Shore Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
LeClaire Park:Register to Volunteer Here!
Lee Playlot Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Lincoln Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Loyola Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Maggie Cosme Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Major Taylor Trail Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Mamie Till-Mobley Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Mary Bartelme Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Mary Richardson Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Mayfair Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
McGuane Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
McKinley Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Midway Plaisance Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Montrose Beach: Register to Volunteer Here! 
Montrose Dog Beach: Register to Volunteer Here!
Mozart Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Mt. Greenwood Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Ogden Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Park #514: Register to Volunteer Here! 
Park #571 (Eleanor St. Boathouse): Register to Volunteer Here!
Ping Tom Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Portage Park: Register To Volunteer Here!
Pottawattomie Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Priviet Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Railroad Junction Playlot Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Rainbow Beach Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Ravenswood Manor Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Revere Park: Register To Volunteer Here!
Richard Clark Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Riverwalk Esplanade District: Register to Volunteer Here!
Rowan Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Rutherford Sayre Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Sauganash Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Schafer (Clara) Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Scottsdale Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Seneca Park: Register to Volunteer Here! 
Seward Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Simons Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Skinner Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Smith Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Snowberry Playlot Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
South Chicago People’s Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
South Shore Cultural Center: Register to Volunteer Here!
Stanton Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Sunken Gardens Park: Register to Volunteer Here! 
Tilton Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Touhy Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Trebes Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Unity Playlot Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Veteran’s Memorial Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Vittum Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Walsh Park:Register to Volunteer Here!
Washington Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
Washington Square Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
West Chatham Park:  Register to Volunteer Here!
Welles Park: Register to Volunteer Here!
West Ridge Nature Preserve: Register to Volunteer Here!
 Wildwood Park: Register to Volunteer Here!

Don’t  see your site here? Site captain registration is closed for this year. Register above to volunteer at a site near you!


Can’t Volunteer? Get  involved another way!

Enter the Earth Day 2018 T-Shirt Design Contest!

Theme: Your Earth, Your Legacy
The T-Shirt Design Contest is open to K-12 Chicago-area students.  The deadline is Friday, February 23

Find entry form here!

Become an Earth Day 2018 sponsor!

Friends of the Parks has been cleaning and greening Chicago’s parks and preserves since 1975.  Now your companycan benefit from sponsoring Friends of the Parks’ Earth Day Parks & Preserves Clean Up!
This is the Midwest’s largest Earth Day parks clean up, with 5,000 volunteers who “act locally” on Earth Day by cleaning and sprucing up their neighborhood parks, playgrounds and forest preserves.  Our volunteers make a big impact on the quality of life in their own neighborhoods and highlight the importance of Earth Day to our global environment.
You can show your company’s commitment to our local environment in 2018 by sponsoring Earth Day! This event highlights the importance of Earth Day as a way to “Think Globally, Act Locally” Companies can also join in with teams to volunteer the day of the event.

Click here for sponsorship information!

 

 

We’re thrilled to partner this year with the Chicago Park District and the Friends of the Forest Preserves to organize another successful Earth Day event for Chicago’s parks.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County has “Stewardship Volunteer days” scheduled every week of the year in Chicagoland, including “Earth Day!”

Please see the online calendar to register for these volunteer days at this website:  http://fpdcc.com/volunteer/