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Spring Volunteer Park Clean Up Event

Grab your gloves and shovels and join Conservancy members and community volunteers to help restore a beloved area of Brookdale Park's original Olmsted master plan - the Overlook and Rock Garden - by cutting back invasive weeds and cleaning out decades of sediment. 

Whether it is because you have a sense of duty to protect the park or are just looking for a great excuse to work outdoors with other civic minded people, you can make a tremendous difference by coming out and digging in with fellow park volunteers.

Families with children ages 6 and up are welcome provided that accompanying parents are attentive and prepared for dirt/mud/mulch/wet conditions. 

About the Rock Garden and Overlook: Named by the Olmsted Brothers, these areas are central to the park and feature a naturally occurring spring, rock outcropping and meandering pathways. In recent years, different parts of the area have either thinned out or have become overgrown with invasive plant species and the adjacent rock lined creek bed has become filled with sediment and debris. There is an ongoing clean up effort for the area led by Conservancy volunteers with hopes of restoring the stone landing and creek bed wall in the future.