The best way to celebrate Almost-Summer is to join Team GCNA at “It’s Your Park Day” on Saturday, June 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This special day begins this year’s “Pitch In For The Parks” clean-up initiative. Volunteers will be on a monthly Saturday/Wednesday alternating schedule. Gold Coast Neighbors will join the Chicago Parks Foundation in kicking off the volunteer season by returning Lincoln Park to its original beauty by removing litter from the south end of Lincoln Park
This event provides a great opportunity for people to not only improve their neighborhoods and parks but also to reconnect with and meet their neighbors. Work gloves and trash pick-up bags will be provided for team members. All volunteers need to bring are willing hands, a desire to make our Lincoln Park beautiful again, and comfortable clothes that can get dirty.
What are the dates and times when Team GCNA will meet?
- Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m. ("It's Your Park Day")
- Wednesday, July 5, 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
- Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, September 6, 9 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
- Saturday, October 7, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
- Saturday, October 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Mulch-athon)
What if I am unable to join Team GCNA for all five dates? You can sign up for individual dates when you are available.
Where will Team GCNA meet? Lincoln Park, south end, where North Avenue meets the end of North Dearborn Parkway.
Do I have to be a GCNA member to join the team? All that is required to be a team member is a desire to support and beautify Lincoln Park.
Who is the leader of the Team GCNA? GCNA Board Member Amy Lardner is the captain and will meet team members on each of the five clean-up dates and times listed above.
Will team members need to bring supplies? The Chicago Parks Foundation will supply the gloves, plastic bags, and hand sanitizers that are needed. Team members do not need to bring any supplies.
How can I best prepare to be a team member?
Wear long pants and closed-toe shores and bring sun protection, bug protection, a face mask, and a a reusable water bottle.
What will team members be doing? They will be picking up the trash that mars the beauty of Lincoln Park.
What if it rains? The park needs care, rain or shine. There are no rain dates.
How do I sign up for Team GCNA? Just click the link below.
We hope you will join our team. You will have a great time, and the park will look gorgeous.