The multitude of parks scattered throughout Dallas are some of the city’s most beloved and cherished landmarks. On any given day, one can see bikers and runners on the trails while moms gossip as their children frolic on the playground.
The parks go through a lot of wear and tear over the year, so the city is calling on its residents to participate in “It’s My Park” Day on Saturday, September 10. It’s a city-wide beautification effort that will hopefully bring community volunteers together to enhance Dallas’s park system.
It’s My Park Day is unique in that the city is not hosting or planning any of the event; it’s entirely up to the residents of the city to band together and get things done. That’s not to say the city isn’t lending a hand. There will be assistance from Park and Recreation staff to help with litter and debris pickup, graffiti removal, weeding and flower and tree mulching and plantings.
Anyone – from individuals to homeowners’ associations to corporate volunteer teams – can organize and participate in the event at any park of their choosing. It’ll be their job to invite their friends and family to pitch in and help.
The City of Dallas and its residents need these parks and now these parks need the residents to do their part in keeping the parks clean. For more information, visit the It’s My Park Day website or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 214-670-8400.