Solo Park Clean Up - Ongoing and at a Park of your choosing!

Open Opportunity


The past few years have been hard for us all and our parks! The city faced staff shortages, and while parks are seeing record usage, our friends at PARD just aren't able to keep up with all the trash! YOU can help. Here's how: 
1. Leave No Trace
Whenever you visit our parks trails and green spaces, be sure to follow leave no trace guidelines. Make sure anything you bring into the park, comes back out with you. Don't leave trash or any items in the park. 
2. Pick up some trash!
If you head out to a park you can enjoy the space give back at the same time! Bring a trash bag and some kitchen tongs/gloves with you and pick up any trash you see. Note: if the trash you pick up at the park will not fit in the park trash cans or on-site dumpsters please take it home to dispose of it! Parks staff are only able to handle the regular amount of trash in trash cans, so please do not stack up excess outside of these.
Your help in keeping the parks clean will be SO valuable. Thank you! 
Opens Jul 9, 2020 12:00am
Registration Closes
Dec 31, 2023 12:00am or when space runs out.
Sustainable Development Goals
433 Positions Filled | 233 Impacts | 553 Hours


John Harris wrote on December 15th, 2022

I have extra time to clean and nephews who want to help. Are there any specific parks especially in north Austin that need extra cleaning. Thanks!

Lauren Hoy wrote on August 12th, 2022

looking to do a group clean up with my business in September for Roy G park

Rosemary Valentino wrote on April 10th, 2022

hi, im looking to do a group cleanup. any parks that need more attention than others?

Shelly Milvo wrote on May 6th, 2021

I typically head to Walnut Creek but if there are any other parks that need more attention or seem to in distress please let me know! I would be happy to switch it up!

Robin Queen wrote on December 1st, 2020

Just moved to the East Side near Tillary, South of Airport. This neighborhood needs a lot of attention....trash everywhere, more than I could ever handle solo but doing my best to make an impact by taking either a trash or recycle ♻️ bag and gloves when I’m out walking my dogs. This would be a great spot for a group clean up once the virus is under control.

Rebecca Caldwell wrote on October 14th, 2020

I go trail running every weekend and happy to help clean up as I go. Are there certain trails that need more attention?

Dick Ryan wrote on September 23rd, 2020

Thanks. I continue to pick up trash and to rake up debris washed down into West Austin Park with each heavy rain. We also have areas where large puddles form after each heavy rain that need unblocking.

Cliff Tyllick wrote on August 31st, 2020

Is there a way that people who volunteer for this can borrow trash grabbers? I know of a group of trail runners who would like to spread out across as many trails as they can cover in teams of 1 to 5 (no more than will allow enough distancing on the trail being cleaned up). I can get them gloves. Is there a way we can let their contact pick up some grabbers?