Welcome to People for the Parks and Trails of Jackson, Michigan!
People for the Parks and Trails 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!
2022 Holiday Light Projects in Parks
Five neighborhood parks are looking “merry and bright” this holiday season thanks to People for the Parks and Trails! Our group worked with the City of Jackson to install lights in Betsy Butterfield Park, Elnora Moorman Plaza, Ganson Street Park, Austin Blair Park and Kiwanis Park. Our goal is to bring joy to neighborhoods during the holiday season and show that Jackson is a welcoming community that cares about its public spaces.
Volunteers installed lights with the permission of the Parks and Recreation Department throughout Nov., with the displays turning on after Thanksgiving Day. We collaborated with the Kiwanis Club of Jackson to put up lights and holiday decor at Kiwanis Park.
Volunteers expanded the number of light projects they did this year after lighting up two parks last year. A Christmas in July fundraiser was held this summer so PPT could purchase lights and accessories for the parks.
People for the Parks and Trails plan on leaving the lights on through the first week of Jan. We thanks everyone who made this positive project for the community possible!
Upcoming Volunteer Projects
The 2022 volunteer season is complete! Thanks to everyone who participated. We will resume our volunteer projects in April 2023. If you'd like to get involved with the next volunteer season, submit an interest form in the "Get Involved" section of our website. 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. The time commitment is often around 90 minutes. Children are welcome at volunteer opportunities, provided they are supervised.
The 2023 spring volunteer season will be announced in March. Refer to the "Contact" section of the website if you have questions about these volunteer projects.
There are no fundraisers planned at this time. If you'd like to support our group, please visit the "Donate" section of our website.
There are no group meetings scheduled at this time.