Our summer programming was a great success … and the park shows it. Fall is a great time to come out and volunteer, meet your neighbors, enjoy the crisp autumn air, and help us get the park in tip top condition to weather Winter storms and prepare for Spring! If you are knowledgeable about gardening, we need you. If you want to learn about horticulture, we need you. If you can wield a rake, we need you.
Join us this Fall for a variety of volunteer programs, and join the community that keeps our park beautiful year-round! Friday Volunteer Corps and Saturday Spruce Ups are an opportunity for families, individuals, and school groups to work with us for a couple hours on a variety of projects from leaf raking, to mulching, to weeding, to collecting glass on running trails.
If you’re a festive type, consider joining us for our Halloween festival. We need lots of volunteers to help us manage this huge neighborhood bonanza!
Friday Volunteer Corps
Fridays 4pm to 5:30pm, 9/28/2018 through 11/30/2018
Help steward Fort Greene Park into a beautiful and sustainable future.
Friday Volunteer Corps gives local residents the opportunity to learn more about park stewardship. By becoming a steward of Fort Greene Park, you can help ensure that our 30 acres is kept beautiful for years to come.
Volunteers assist with general park maintenance. These maintenance projects might include park beautification, mulching, weeding, raking leaves, pathway edging, glass clean up and more. Learn new skills, connect with your neighbors, and gain valuable community service experience. Volunteers will work alongside conservancy staff during a 1.5-hour shift Fridays from 4pm to 5:30pm. All tools and supplies will be provided.
Volunteer Gardeners Program
Thursdays and Saturdays 9am to 10:30am, ongoing
Put your horticultural expertise to work -- or learn a new skill.
Be a part of our Volunteer Gardeners Program and work alongside a parks horticulturalist to help maintain the park's 35 garden beds. Volunteer gardeners meet on Thursday and Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:30 am. We ask Volunteer Gardeners to make a weekly commitment of 90 minutes per week and choose which day works best for them. To join, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spruce Up Fort Greene Park
Saturdays 11am-1pm, 10/6/2018, 10/20/2018, 12/1/18
All hands on deck! (Or lawn as the case may be.)
Spend time outdoors with other volunteers at our Spruce Up events which are held bi-weekly on Saturdays from March until December (weather permitting). Stop by the park for two hours and help us keep the park clean and green by gardening, raking, cleaning, and planting. Scroll for later events.
Register to Spruce Up Fort Greene Park here. Scroll for later events.
Leaf No Trace
Saturday November 17,2018 10am-1pm
Fall Is here and the trees are shedding their summer attire. That means LOTS of raking opportunities!
Making leaf angels is not necessarily encouraged, but if the spirit moves you, go for it! Volunteers assist with raking and bagging leaves all over our park while enjoying the autumn weather … and maybe a leaf angel or two.
Volunteer Leader, please email email@example.com.
Don’t want to get your hands too dirty? Adopt a plant instead!
Adopting a plant helps Fort Greene Park stay beautiful and maintains our slopes. Sponsor an Oakleaf Hydrangea, Hellebore, or Lily Turf. Once the plants have been added to the landscape, we’ll send you a photo! Click here to adopt a plant.