Pitch In for the Parks


The Chicago Parks Foundation provides volunteer groups with supplies and support to independently host clean-ups at any of Chicago’s 600+ parks from June through October.

Pitch in to help keep our parks clean, safe and beautiful!

In 2020, the CPF launched our first ever citywide volunteer park clean-up initiative. Thanks to outstanding community enthusiasm, the effort has quickly grown and we have supported thousands of volunteers for hundreds of clean-up events!

Want to host a Pitch In for the Parks clean-up?

Check back in on April 24th for host registration! Help us cover as much park ground as possible! Any organization, team, or community group can host for free. Family friendly. PIFTP clean-ups happen June through October.

As a PIFTP 'host', you'll independently lead small volunteer groups in simple 1-2 hour trash pick-ups at your convenience. 

  • You pick the park and dates (June 4th earliest).
  • Gather your own pals for your clean-up and DIY, or choose for your clean-up to be listed as a public event on our platform for additional volunteers to register to join you.
  • In advance of your event date(s), the CPF delivers complimentary supplies to you - trash bags, gloves, and water.

Volunteers can register to join PIFTP clean-ups participating parks.

Clean-up groups seeking participants are listed below for registration.

Some participating parks will kick off early with a special It's Your Park Day event on Saturday, June 3rd. Then all PIFTP park clean-ups continue citywide June 4th through October.

Volunteer Contact
Sonia Horvath, Community Programs Manager
shorvath@chicagoparksfoundation.org • (773) 505-9737

Sustainable Development Goals
1,413 People | 726 Impacts | 1,434 Hours