Welcome to People for the Parks and Trails of Jackson, Michigan!
People for the Parks and Trails (also called PPT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the City of Jackson's public parks and trails through volunteering, fundraising, advocacy, and equity. If you're ready to make a difference in the Jackson community, join People for the Parks and Trails!
Holiday lights in Jackson parks
PPT volunteers worked with the City of Jackson again in 2023 to install lights in neighborhood parks for the holiday season! This is our third year of spreading holiday cheer in Jackson neighborhoods by installing lights.
Lights are installed at Betsy Butterfield Park, Elnora Moorman Plaza, Ganson Street Park, Austin Blair Park and Kiwanis Park. A slideshow on this page shows this year's light displays.
Lights from the City were in storage and not being used, so it was great to dust them off and put them to use! A fundraiser paid for additional lights and accessories like extension cords and timers.
2023 Volunteer Season The volunteer season wrapped up in Nov. 2023! There are no other volunteer projects scheduled. Projects will resume in April 2024. We will announce Spring 2024 projects in March. Have a great holiday season and winter!
About Volunteering Volunteer projects are open to all Jackson residents. No prior sign-up is needed, volunteers can show up and get to work! Equipment is provided by the Parks and Recreation Department. You are welcome to bring your own work gloves and hydration. Events often have coffee and water provided. The time commitment is usually around 90 minutes. Children are welcome at volunteer opportunities, provided they are supervised. Refer to the "Contact" section of the website if you have questions about these volunteer projects.
There are no fundraiser events scheduled at this time. If you'd like to support our organization, visit the "Donate" tab on our website.