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: Philadelphia Police Investigating After 34-Year-Old Man Shot At Cherry Hill Motel
The Fall Service day is when these programs are at their most visible.READ MORE: New Jersey Opening Up COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility To Anyone 16 Or Older Starting Monday
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: Portion Of North Broad Street To Close For Construction During Overnight Hours
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.