Park patrons to pitch in May 4 for annual Park Pride cleanup

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Park patrons to pitch in May 4 for annual Park Pride cleanup

April 25, 2019 - 16:37
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Homewood-Flossmoor area residents who enjoy H-F parks all spring, summer and fall also help get them ready to go for the season during the annual Park Pride cleanup event.

Families work together to plant colorful flowers in a bed at Heritage Park in Homewood during the 2018 Park Pride event. (Chronicle file photo)
  Families work together to
  plant colorful flowers at
  Heritage Park in Homewood
  during the 2018 Park Pride
  event.
 (Chronicle file photo)
 


This year, park enthusiasts will meet at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, to pick up litter, rake leaves, spread mulch, plant flowers pull weeds and do other tasks that help prepare the more than 30 parks in the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District system for the warm months.

The event has been held every year for more than three decades. H-F Park District staff district staff help supervise the work, and the district provides materials, including a T-shirt for each volunteer. Local businesses sponsor a lunch after the work is done to thank the volunteers.

Park district officials say the event is a great opportunity for organizations, including Scout troops, churches and businesses, to give back to the community. It's also a chance for neighbors to socialize and have fun while doing a good deed.

The lunch will begin at 11 a.m. at Irwin Park, 18120 Highland Ave.

Call 708-957-0300 for more information.