FDR Weekly Volunteer Workday

Next date is Tuesday, March 5th, 2024 from 9:30am to 11:30am (ET)
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Join Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation for weekly volunteer workdays at FDR Park on Tuesdays from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM, starting on March 5th. Sign up for one or more! Together, we will work on:
  • Removing invasive species
  • Trash pick up
  • Sidewalk clean up
We will provide all the tools, supplies, and materials for the workday, including gloves.

FDR Park is a 348-acre estuary park located in South Philadelphia that serves local neighbors and regional visitors with a variety of active recreational features and unique ecological assets. To learn more about exciting changes coming as part of the FDR Park Plan, click here
EVENT TIMELINE:
9:20 AM - Volunteer check-in
9:30 AM - Begin workday
11:20 AM - Wrap-up workday
11:30 AM - Big thank you & group photo!



MEETING LOCATION: (subject to change)
FDR Park, Philadelphia, PA 19145, Use the main entrance,1500 Pattison Ave. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the FDR Boathouse.

  • The  NRG Station on the SEPTA Broad Street Line is a 12-minute walk from the FDR Boathouse

 

The Park is located directly across from the sports complex and at the terminus of the Broad Street subway line.  



KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

  • In general, please wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We strongly recommend wearing long pants that cover your ankles and long sleeves to protect your arms.
  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes like boots or sneakers are required (no ballet flats, flip-flops, or sandals).
  • Volunteers are also required to wear gloves while working. Gloves will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
  • We will provide bug spray, sunblock, hand sanitizer, and wipes.
  • You may also want to consider wearing a hat or sunglasses.
  • Please bring a reusable water bottle. We will provide jugs for refilling. We will also provide snacks.


PARKING/GETTING THERE:

  • Look for the green Fairmount Park Conservancy tent and Parks & Rec vehicles on-site
  • There is plenty of free parking available in the park. As always, NEVER leave valuables in your car!
  • There are no bike racks, but we can keep your bike with us to keep an eye on it.


In the event of severe weather conditions, the event will be canceled and attendees will be notified.

QUESTIONS? Please reach out to eduenas@myphillypark.org  

Looking for more ways to support our work? Become a Supporter of Fairmount Park Conservancy to help ensure that Philadelphia’s parks are enhanced for generations to come!

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