Join the Austin Young Chamber’s Leadership Service Committee at It’s My Park Day!
Come out to give South Austin Park some love! We’ll work to improve the South Austin Recreation Center playing fields and do a general park clean up. Accessible for young and old, well behaved dogs, and kiddos. Tools, coffee, and snacks provided, but bring your favorite work gloves and shovel if you have them + water bottle. We’ll have sleds to move dirt, but you can also bring a week barrow if you have one and would like to use that. Restrooms and water conveniently available inside the Rec Center or Tennis Center, and plenty of parking along Cumberland Rd.
Austin Parks Foundation’s biggest city-wide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, has expanded to a Spring and Fall event! Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city.
In the spring they had over 3,200 volunteers, and nearly 100 projects city-wide, putting in over 10,000 hours of labor. That’s equivalent to 7 park maintenance employees working full-time for a whole year! All told, including labor, this one day represented an investment of over a quarter of a million dollars for Austin’s parks.