Thousands of It’s My Park Day Volunteers Give 95 Local Parks Much-Needed Care

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95 projects, 3,463 Austinites.

Saturday, November 5th was our largest It's My Park Day to date! Volunteers showed up to help with local parks, trails, green spaces and community gardens on Saturday, November 5th. Austin Parks Foundation is grateful to everyone who participated and continually blown away by the generosity of our city!

Volunteers completed a variety of park improvement projects including tree mulching, invasive plant species removal, trail maintenance, trash clean-ups, community gardening and more. Over the course of the day, Austinites gave our cherished parks and outdoor spaces over $311,150 worth of volunteer labor. This is a perfect example of how volunteering can make a huge impact on our city’s underfunded park system.

Local Businesses Step Up for the Parks

We couldn’t have done this without the support of Room & Board, the presenting sponsor of IMPD Fall 2022 and our 30th Anniversary. We’d also like to give a shout-out to our other sponsors as well as the seven local businesses that gave back to our It’s My Park Day volunteers with a free or discounted coffee or beer on Saturday. It’s amazing to see the Austin community champion volunteerism and giving back!

Thank You, Park Champions!

A huge THANK YOU to It's My Park Day project leaders, sponsors, volunteers and giveback partners for making IMPD Fall 2022 a success. It’s My Park Day Spring will be here before we know it! Save the date for our next city-wide volunteer event happening Saturday, March 4th!

In the meantime, we host open volunteer opportunities in parks across the city on the first Saturday of every month. Check out the infographic below for an in-depth look at the impact we made during It’s My Park Day Fall 2022. We’ll see you in the parks!