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It’s My Park Day in Austin

It’s My Park Day will be Saturday March 5th.

What is “It’s My Park Day”? It’s a day designated for mass cleanup of our loved parks and streams in Austin. Throughout the year the Austin Park’s Department coordinates various cleanups allowing the residents and citizens of Austin to participate in the clean up efforts of their favorite parks.

Most Austinites have neighborhood parks that they frequent and love, and none of us wants to see those areas of recreation and tranquility turn into urban decay. We’ve all seen it, the streams with plastic bottles, the bushes with plastic bags. And none of us love it. Occasionally dedicated neighbors will coordinate something on their own or through their volunteer groups, which is fantastic.

This year the city is in need of over 3,000 volunteers for the 60 plus city wide parks. Volunteers will be charged with tasks from simple cleanup to trail building and repair. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and those in your community and keep our city costs lowered, if we volunteer that means no city taxes are needed for additional park repair and cleanup.

If you would like to be involved in this project visit