Welcome to People for the Parks and Trails of Jackson, Michigan!
People for the Parks 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!
Upcoming Volunteer Projects: Summer 2022
Saturday, June 18 at 10 am: Cleaning up and mulching Rotary Park Rotary Park is a small neighborhood park on Jackson's east side. For this volunteer event, volunteers will be spreading mulch at the park's playground, along with removing weeds and brush. The park is located at 1413 Deyo Street.
Saturday, July 16 at 10 am: Cleaning up and mulching Austin Blair Park Austin Blair Park is a small neighborhood park located south of Downtown Jackson. For this volunteer event, volunteers will spread mulch at the park's playground, pick up trash and trim bushes. The park's address is 600 S. Jackson St. and is located within the Greenwood Avenue traffic circle. Since there is no dedicated parking lot for the park, please use nearby street parking.
Saturday, Aug. 13 at 10 am: Cleaning up Exchange Park, 300 E. Mansion St. Exchange Park is a sizable neighborhood park on Jackson's south side. This volunteer event marks our 1 year anniversary of doing volunteer projects! For this volunteer event, volunteers will pick up trash and help parks staff trim brush along a fence line. The park is located at 300 E. Mansion Street. Use street parking.
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.
Projects for the rest of 2022 will be announced at the start of each season. Refer to the "Contact" section of the website if you have questions about these volunteer projects.
There are no group meetings scheduled at this time.