In 2017, 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 11th||9am – 12pm||Longcommon & Downing – Mulching|
|April 8th||9am – 12pm||Longcommon & Downing – Mulching|
|April 29th||9am – 12pm||Indian Gardens & Patriots Park|
|May 13th||9am – 12pm||Harrington Park – weeding|
|June 3rd||9am – 12pm||Patriots Park – weeding|
|July 15th||9am – 12pm||Swan Pond|
|July 29th||8am – 11am||Swan Pond|
|August 12th||9am – 12pm||Riverside Road – weeding|
|September 9th||9am – 12pm||Riverside Road – planting|
|September 16th||9am – 12pm||Riverside Road – Rain date planting|
|September 30th||9am – 12pm||Indian Gardens – plant 10 trees|
|October 14th||9am – 12pm||Scottswood Commons|
|October 28th||9am – 12pm||Riverside Road – seed collecting|
|November 18th||9am – 12pm||Big Ball Park – Mulching|