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September 15, 2018
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Riverside Road
Riverside Road
Riverside, IL 60546
Landscape Workday
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Landscape Workday - Riverside Road

Saturday, September 15, 2018

The Village Forester and the Olmsted Society will once again team up to help beautify
the village’s green spaces in 2018.

Frederick Law Olmsted designed the parks in Riverside to provide changing vistas for both pedestrians and vehicles. His plan can be better realized by reducing shrub overgrowth, eliminating weeds and opening up the river view. Join the Village Forester and Olmsted Society volunteers as they tame, and then maintain the public parks of Riverside.

The parks along Riverside Road and Indian Gardens follow the meandering Des Plaines River. Scottswood Common and the Longcommon, including Big Ball Park, serve 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. Harrington Park, along Harlem Avenue, is the most recent green space to be designated as a Public Park.

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 and a water bottle. All other supplies & snacks will be provided.