PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thousands of volunteers hit parks and recreation centers all across the city Saturday for the annual ‘LOVE Your Park’ Fall Service Day.
A small orange shirt wearing army raked leaves, cleaned up trash, painted swings, benches and fountains, while others dug holes to plant new trees.READ MORE: Stella The Pit Bull, Gloucester County Animal Shelter's Longest Resident, Adopted
The Fall Service day is when these programs are at their most visible.READ MORE: 'This Is Do Or Die': Congressman Dwight Evans' Urgent Message For President Biden, Philadelphia Mayor Kenney On Gun Violence
Executive Director of the Fairmount Conservancy, Jamie Gauthier, says the work never stops.
“It’s also connected to a year-round effort where residents are really out in their communities taking care of their parks, doing fun programming, and engaging their neighbors in their park,” she said.MORE NEWS: Candidate For Pennsylvania Governor Says He Did Not Cause Fatal Accident
Gauthier was also proud to announce a new nearly $3.3-million grant from the Knight Foundation which will help the groups involved with community engagement and outreach.