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10 Great Ways Your Family Can Help Clean Local Parks


You love your park, and the grounds and play area are starting to show it! Spruce up your favorite space.
You love your park, and the grounds and play area are starting to show it! Spruce up your favorite space.
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Are you looking for a volunteer project that's fun for the whole family? Your local park is a great place to start! You might be planning to spend a lot of time there over summer break, during fall's pee-wee football season or even after a winter storm leaves blankets of snow in the wide, open expanses. If your park isn't up to par, this is your opportunity to make it a more desirable and fun place for your whole family to enjoy.

You can do as much or as little as you like, but keep in mind that more involved projects (such as painting colorful murals or planting trees -- both on our list) might require special permission. Decide what projects appeal to your skill set, and then check with your local park's board to get approval. Wondering what exactly you can do to make your park cleaner and more appealing? We've got 10 great ideas that your whole family will enjoy.

Ready to get to work? Let's start with landscaping.


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