We sure miss Douglass Park right about now—but festival or no festival, we still want to see the park kept clean. That’s why the Riot Fest Foundation would like to encourage you to Pitch In for the Parks.
Pitch In for the Parks is a city-wide initiative for volunteers to help keep Chicago’s parks clean throughout the summer. (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’s fewer seasonal park employees—this is one solution that goes a long way to help our parks.
There’s two more cleanups for Douglass Park this summer: one today, the other next Tuesday, September 29. We’re looking for some Riot Fest fans to come help on either day. 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.