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Date:
July 27, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:
Riverside Road
Address:
Riverside, IL 60546
Contact:
708-442-3590 x502
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Landscape Workday

Saturday, July 27, 2019


All workdays are scheduled on Saturdays from 9 am-12 pm.  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 and snacks will be provided.

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 us as we 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 & 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.