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: Fall 2022
Saturday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.: Painting pavilion at Nixon Park Put on your paint clothes and head to Nixon Park to help us with our first painting project! The pavilion at Nixon Park needs a fresh coat of paint so our volunteers are stepping in to help. All painting supplies will be provided by the Parks and Recreation Dept. Nixon Park is located at 400 E. North St. on Jackson's north side. This is a sizable community park with ball fields and a water park.
Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m.: Painting pavilion at Lions Park Our second paint project of the fall season will be at Lions Park. The pavilion at Lions Park also needs a fresh coat of paint. All painting supplies will be provided by the Parks and Recreation Dept. Lions Park is located at 1025 N. Blackstone St. The parking area is reached using Adams Street. This is a sizable community park on Jackson's north side that has a pedestrian trail, playground, basketball court and ball fields.
Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m.: Cleaning up Mt. Evergreen Cemetery (Special Halloween event) Boo! We're heading back to Mt. Evergreen Cemetery this year for our annual Halloween cemetery cleanup! Volunteers will assist in the removal of fallen branches, leaves and trash from gravesites. There will also be grim stories shared of famous Jackson residents of yesteryear buried in the cemetery. The cemetery's address is 1047 Greenwood Ave. Volunteers will meet at the front entrance near Greenwood Avenue and Morrell Street. This is the last official volunteer event of the 2022 season! Mt. Evergreen Cemetery is the City of Jackson's oldest public cemetery and has been declared a historic landmark by local, state and federal government. 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 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.