In 2016, we are teaming up with the Village of Riverside to help beautify our green spaces.
The parks along Riverside Road, in Swan Pond & around the Scout Cabin area follow the meandering Des Plaines River. Scottswood Common & Longcommon Common serves 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 triangle at Longcommon & Downing is one of the largest and most visible triangles in Riverside.
Frederick Law Olmsted designed the parks in Riverside to provide changing vistas for both pedestrians & vehicles. His plan can be better realized by reducing shrub overgrowth, eliminating weeds & opening up the river view. Join us as we tame, and then maintain your public parks of Riverside.
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.
HELP WEED OUR PUBLIC PARKS
|March 19th||9am – 12pm||Swan Pond|
|April 23rd||9am – 12pm||Scout Cabin|
|May 7th||9am – 12pm||Longcommon planting|
|June 4th||9am – 12pm||Longcommon near Turtle Park|
|June 18th||9am – 12pm||Swan Pond|
|July 16th||9am – 12pm||Scottswood Commons|
|July 30th||9am – 12pm||Longcommon and Downing Triangle|
|August 13th||8am – 11am||Riverside Road|
|August 27th||9am – 12pm||Longcommon and Downing Triangle|
|September 10th||9am – 12pm||Riverside Road – planting|
|September 17th||9am – 12pm||Riverside Road – planting|
|October 22nd||9am – 12pm||Riverside Road – seed collection|
|November 5th||9am – 12pm||Scottswood Commons|