Do Your Part and Help Keep Douglass Park Beautiful

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  • June 14, 2021
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The Riot Fest Foundation is excited to once again host the Douglass Park Beautification Initiative this year, with three days of park cleanups, job fairs, and complimentary ticket registration for eligible Douglass Park residents returning in 2021.

This year’s efforts will include staff members taking up tasks like planting flowers and painting, alongside two days of volunteer-powered park cleanups. We’re looking for volunteers to help out this summer by mulching trees, picking up trash, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and more. All are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Volunteers will be rewarded for their time with tickets to Riot Fest 2021 (or 2022).

Read all the details below to participate or sign up. Below are the dates and times:


Volunteer Park Cleanup
11:30 a.m. CDT –  3:30 p.m. CDT

Douglass Park Resident Ticket Registration & Job Fair
12:00 p.m. CDT – 4:30 p.m. CDT


Volunteer Park Cleanup
10:00 a.m. CDT –  2:00 p.m. CDT

Douglass Park Resident Ticket Registration & Job Fair
10:30 a.m. CDT – 2:30 p.m. CDT


Douglass Park Beautification Day*
*No additional volunteers needed

Douglass Park Resident Ticket Registration & Job Fair
2:00 p.m. CDT – 7:00 p.m. CDT


The Riot Fest Foundation will be recruiting volunteers for this year’s park cleanups. Please note that volunteers may only be selected for one day of work, and receive one single-day pass in exchange.

CLICK HERE to register and for more information. Registration does not guarantee participation; you will receive a confirmation email if selected.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] We hope to see you at Douglass Park this summer!


Once again, we invite our Douglass Park neighbors to come out and enjoy this year’s Riot Fest, September 17–19, free of charge.

Every year, we welcome area residents to attend the festival. We value community inclusion, and want our neighbors to feel that Riot Fest is not only something they can take part in, but also be proud of. We look forward to another weekend with our neighbors this September.

During the above times, a tent will be set up near the corner of Ogden Ave. and S. Sacramento Dr. in Douglass Park. Area residents who are interested in attending the festival on us can come to this tent with the following items to confirm they live in the neighborhood:

✶   Driver’s License, State-Issued ID, or Passport
✶   2 pieces of official mail showing proof of residency (i.e. recent bank statement, utility bill, insurance card, pay stub)

In order to receive free admission, residents must meet the following requirements:

✶   Must live within four block radius of Douglas Park
✶   Boundaries are W. Arthington St. to the north, S. Spaulding Ave. to the west, W. Cermak Rd. to the south, and S. Rockwell St. to the east.
✶   In order to qualify, residents must register for free admission prior to event.

Information on job fairs will be available shortly. Stay tuned, and check back at this post for an update soon!

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