Pitch In for the Parks is a city-wide initiative, organized by the Chicago Parks Foundation, for volunteers to help keep Chicago’s parks clean throughout the summer and early fall. (In order to safely do so, masks are required and cleanup groups are no bigger than 50 participants.) As a result of park budgets being stretched thin lately, there are fewer seasonal park employees—this is one solution that goes a long way to help our parks.
There are a few park cleanups left this season. We’re looking for some Riot Fest fans to come help out. If you sign up, you’ll be entered to win Riot Fest VIP tickets! If interested, you can sign up for Pitch In for the Parks over at their website, either for a Douglass Park cleanup or another park.