Landscape Workdays

For 2022, we are teaming up with the Village of Riverside to help beautify our green spaces.

The parks along Riverside Road & around Indian Gardens follow the meandering Des Plaines River. Scottswood Common & Longcommon Common, including Big Ball Parks 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. It is complemented by the nearby triangle at Longcommon & Kent with it’s majestic Oak trees. Harrington Park, along Harlem Avenue, is the most recent green space to be designated as a Public Park. Patriots Park, along 26th Street, is the newest playground constructed.

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. Bring your own work gloves & a water bottle. All other landscaping tools & supplies will be provided. You will be informed of specific health and safety requirements and limitations when you make advanced reservations to participate.

HELP BEAUTIFY OUR PUBLIC PARKS

April 9th 9am – 12pm Big Ball Park
April 30th 9am – 12pm Indian Gardens
May 14th 9am – 12pm Harrington Park
June 25th 9am – 12pm Patriots Park
July 23rd 9am – 12pm Akenside/Longcommon Triangle
August 27th 9am – 12pm Indian Gardens
ASeptember 10th 9am – 12pm Indian Gardens
September 17th 9am – 12pm Indian Gardens
October 1st 9am – 12pm Longcommon & Downing Triangle
October 15th 9am – 12pm Longcommon
October 22nd 9am – 12pm Riverside Road
November 5th 9am – 12pm Longcommon & Downing Triangle

To make advanced reservations or to be added to our FLOS landscape committee e-list, please contact
Holly Machina or Cindy Kellogg, Olmsted Society Landscape Committee Chairpersons:
gro.yteicosdetsmlonull@syadkrow or 447-0226 or www.olmstedsociety.org

www.facebook.com/RiversideFLOS & www.twitter.com/RiversideFLOS

Mike Collins, Riverside Forester su.li.edisrevirnull@snillocm or 442-3590 ext. 502