Saturday, July 23, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Scottswood Common - Volunteers should meet across from 144 Scottswood
RSVPs are required and participants must wear face coverings and social distance as much as possible. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own tools & gloves. Those who choose to use village owned tools may not share. Tools will be sanitized at the conclusion of the workday. Click here to RSVP or call the Village Forester at 708-442-3590 x502.
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 & pandemic-friendly snacks will be provided, as allowed by the Village.
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.
The parks along Riverside Road and around Indian Gardens follow the meandering Des Plaines River. Scottswood Common & 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.