Solo Park Clean-Up: Ongoing & at a Park of Your Choice!

Open Opportunity


Cleaning up litter is an important part of keeping Austin's parks and greenspaces beautiful, healthy, and safe. Every effort, and every piece of trash, matters, and your volunteer efforts ensure our parks, greenbelts, creeks, and the aquifer stay in good condition as Austin continues to grow. 
This Volunteer Event is an Open Opportunity for you or your group to pick up trash on your own. "Register" for this opportunity to show your commitment to our parks, or select "Add Impact" to track your or your group's community engagement. If you would like to volunteer with Austin Parks Foundation, check out our Event Calendar for other opportunities.

1. Leave No Trace
As Austin continues to grow, ensure that our parks, trails, and green spaces are protected and can be enjoyed for generations to come by practicing the 7 Leave No Trace principles. Take trash, pet waste, and leftover food with you. Bring bags for pet waste, scoop the poop, and dispose of bags in designated areas. 
2. Pick up some trash!
Bring a trash bag and gloves with you and pick up as much trash as you can! Large items, like tires or furniture, can be reported to 3-1-1 over the phone or through the app. Do not pick up dangerous or hazardous items. 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.

Thank you for being a steward of Austin's parks!
Opens Mar 1, 2020 12:00am
Registration Closes
Dec 31, 2024 12:00am or when space runs out.
Age Limit
All Ages
Requirement Details

All children under 17 must be supervised by a parent or guardian to volunteer.

Sustainable Development Goals
463 Positions Filled | 389 Impacts | 768 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?