What would we do without our neighborhood parks and playgrounds? What a vital part of our community — for playtime, exercise, a place to make friendships and so much more. On Saturday, November 4, you can take part in Austin Parks Foundation‘s biggest annual, city-wide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day. Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city, and you and the kids can help, too.

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Photo from the It’s My Park Day flickr page

There are over 85 projects that you can sign up to help with. Visit the Austin Parks Foundation Website to browse projects by location and by tasks — from mulching to planting wildflower seeds, cleaning up trash and more. Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, KIND Healthy Snacks and Chipotle gift cards. To register to volunteer at a park near you, simply click here to sign up for a location of your choice.

photo credit: Liz Kreutz

No matter what project you choose, know that your work will be appreciated by all of Austin! Thanks for all of your help keeping our community spaces clean and beautiful!