Saturday, November 13, 2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Longcommon & Downing Triangle
Volunteers will be planting native sedges & ferns!
Due to the pandemic, RSVP’s are required at least 24 hours in advance. Please email the village forester to confirm your participation or call 708-442-3590. Also, participants must wear face coverings the entire time & social distance as much as possible. You are encouraged to bring your own tools & gloves. If you choose to use Village items, you may not share. Tools will be sanitized at the conclusion of the workday.
All workdays are scheduled for Saturdays from 9am-12pm. Look for the Riverside Public Works dump truck. Come for an hour or three, whatever your schedule allows. Supervised children are welcome. Service hour credits are available. Bring your favorite work gloves and a water bottle. All other supplies & pandemic-friendly snacks will be provided, as allowed by the Village.
Frederick Law Olmsted designed the parks in Riverside to provide changing vistas for both pedestrians & vehicles. His plan can be better realized by reducing shrub overgrowth, eliminating weeds & opening up the river view. Join us as we tame, and then maintain your public parks of Riverside.
The parks along Riverside Road & around Indian Gardens follow the meandering Des Plaines River. Scottswood Common & Longcommon Common, including Big Ball Park, serves as the backbone of Riverside’s landscape architecture. Both were intended to be part of a green space stretching all the way to downtown Chicago. The triangle at Longcommon & Downing is one of the largest & most visible triangles in Riverside. It is complemented by the nearby triangle at Longcommon & Kent with it’s majestic Oak trees. Harrington Park, along Harlem Avenue, is the most recent green space to be designated as a Public Park. Patriots Park, along 26th Street, is the newest playground constructed.