Residents and park-goers are encouraged to support the cleanup of their neighborhood
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – March 15, 2023 – Volunteer New York! and the City of New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, for New Rochelle Parks Clean-up Weekend, an annual occurrence that provides community members with a weekend of volunteer engagement and civic pride during Earth Day Weekend.
Parks Clean-up Weekend is open to all New Rochelle community members. Volunteers will be tasked with various beautification and outdoor spring-cleaning duties, including trail maintenance, trash removal, playground and beach cleanup, and more. With 13 different projects planned for this weekend of service, residents can choose to support the neighborhood park they enjoy the most throughout the year or is closest to their home. See the parks list and cleanup schedule below.
Starting today, interested volunteers can register by visiting volunteernewyork.org/newrochelle or calling 914-948-4452 for more information. An adult must accompany volunteers between 5 and 16 years old. Group and team registrations are also available.
“This city-wide Parks Clean-up Weekend, taking place at 13 sites throughout New Rochelle, is a great way for residents to play a part in preparing our parks for the increase of visitors that occurs during the warmer months,” said Vin Parise, New Rochelle Commissioner of Parks & Recreation. “We are thankful for the ongoing partnership that we have with Volunteer New York! and to all the community members who dedicate their time to this cause.”
"We are always in awe of the amazing volunteers that come out for the Parks Clean-Up Weekend and the amount of positive change that is accomplished during this timeframe,” said Volunteer New York! Executive Director Jeanette Gisbert. “Volunteer New York! looks forward to continuing our partnership with the City of New Rochelle that allows us to connect volunteers to opportunities that have a direct impact on their ability to enjoy and utilize their community spaces."
Saturday, April 22
1PM – 3:00 PM
DAVENPORT PARK- 300 Davenport Ave.
FEENEY PARK- Near Boys and Girls Club 7th Street (79 7th Street)
FIVE ISLANDS PARK- 56 LeFevre Ln.
GLENWOOD LAKE- Corner of Berholz Dr. at Lakeside Dr.
HUDSON PARK- 275 Hudson Park Dr.
NEPTUNE PARK- Harbor Lane and Ft. Slocum Rd.
Sunday, April 23
1PM – 3:00 PM
HUGUENOT PARK- North Ave and Eastchester Rd.
LEATHERSTOCKING TRAIL- Devonshire Rd. and Kingsbury Rd.
MAPLEWOOD PARK- 67 Gaby Ln.
PINEBROOK PARK- 110 Ward Dr.
WARD ACRES PARK- 300 Broadfield Rd.
LINCOLN PARK- 80 Lincoln Ave
RYAN SINKFIELD PARK- 8 Brook Street
ABOUT VOLUNTEER NEW ROCHELLE
New Rochelle Parks Clean-up Weekend is an annual day of service that brings together neighbors, businesses, and community leaders in a solidified effort to beautify New Rochelle’s parks and foster civic pride. It is one of several volunteer opportunities showcased through Volunteer New York! and the City of New Rochelle’s Volunteer New Rochelle program, which was founded in 2016 to provide residents with year-round opportunities to volunteer where they live and support local nonprofits.
Details can be found on the Volunteer New Rochelle page of the Volunteer New York! website https://www.volunteernewyork.org/newrochelle. Everyone is invited to search for local volunteer opportunities or to connect with a volunteer placement specialist by calling 914-948-4452.