We love our beautiful city and all it has to offer, including its gorgeous scenery and family-fun at favorite local parks. Sometimes they say, “It takes a village,” but we know it takes a loving community to keep these establishments clean and up-to-par. Austin Parks Foundation is presenting several events that lead up to the biggest city-wide volunteer event, It’s My Park Day, on November 3. This annual initiative gets the entire family out, active, and involved in their community with the goal of keeping our Austin parks safe and green.

Leading up to the special event, Austin Parks Foundation is presenting It’s My Tree Week, a week-long celebration of all things trees, in partnership with the City of Austin’s Urban Forestry Division, and the Parks & Recreation Department. On Friday, November 2, celebrate Texas Arbor Day by planting trees, learning about the importance of our urban forest, or creating your own Texas Arbor Day event.

Photo from the Texas A&M Forest Service Facebook page

On Saturday, November 3, join thousands of hard-working volunteers with 85 projects across the city, including tree care, plantings, and tree parties, for It’s My Park Day. The entire family is welcome to come out and care for parks, trails, and green spaces. Get the kiddos out, active, and ready to help better their local community! Registration is open now. And what’s even better—when you give back, you’ll get great deals at some of Austin’s favorite businesses, including a free lemonade at P. Terry’s and free coffee at Houndstooth Coffee! Check out the givebacks here, and be sure to wear your It’s My Park Day shirt on Saturday, November 3.

Learn more at Austin Parks Foundation’s website.

Thanks for getting involved and giving back!

*Contributed by Barbara Cantu