PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — City officials got some help from former Philadelphia Eagle Connor Barwin, as the city kicked off “Love Your Park” week on Saturday. The City Philadelphia has more than 120 parks and green spaces, and during Love Your Park week folks are being encouraged to check them out.
Barwin is a board member on the Fairmount Park Conservancy and joined volunteers at a cleanup of the Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia.READ MORE: Stella The Pit Bull, Gloucester County Animal Shelter's Longest Resident, Adopted
Cleanups like this were took place across the city, Special events are scheduled all week, including:
Monday, May 13 – Learn to Row Clinic at Boathouse Row, 5:30pm.READ MORE: 'This Is Do Or Die': Congressman Dwight Evans' Urgent Message For President Biden, Philadelphia Mayor Kenney On Gun Violence
Tuesday, May 14 Art of Fairmount Park Bike Tour, 5:30pm.
Wednesday, May 15 Hike in Wissahickon Valley Park, 6:00pm.
Thursday, May 16 Astronomy Night at the Rail Park, 7:00-9:30pm.
Friday, May 17 Storytelling Campfire at Pennypack Environmental Center, 7:30pm.MORE NEWS: Candidate For Pennsylvania Governor Says He Did Not Cause Fatal Accident
For a full list of volunteer cleanups and events for “Love Your Park” week click here.