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“Pitch In For The Parks” Initiative

Although perceiving beauty is in the eye of the beholder, maintaining beauty is in the hands of the volunteers—especially when it comes to Chicago’s parks. Gold Coast Neighbors Association invites you to become one of those volunteers by joining the “Pitch In For The Parks” initiative of the Chicago Parks Foundation. From June through October, the Parks Foundation is organizing teams of volunteers to help keep Chicago’s parks clean. The Beautification Committee of Gold Coast Neighbors is heading its own team, which will focus on the southern end of Lincoln Park between Lake Shore Drive, LaSalle Street, Clark Street, and North Avenue.




What are the dates and times when the GCNA Team will meet?

  • June 23, 11 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • July 21, 11 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • August 18, 11 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • September 15, 11 a.m.-12:00 noon
  • October 13, 11 a.m.-12:00 noon

What if I am unable to join the GCNA Team for all five dates? You can sign up for individual dates when you are available.

Where will the GCNA Team meet? Team members will meet at the Abraham Lincoln: The Man sculpture in Lincoln Park. See the map below.

Will I be working alone? Volunteers will be working in teams of two or more, providing a great opportunity to meet new friends from our Gold Coast neighborhood.
Do I have to be a GCNA member to join the team? All that is required to be a team member is a desire to support and conserve Lincoln Park.
Who is the leader of the GCNA Team? GCNA member Amy Lardner will be the leader and will meet team members at each of the five clean-up dates and times listed above.
Will team members need to bring supplies? The Parks Foundation will supply the gloves, plastic bags, and hand sanitizers that are necessary. Team members do not need to bring any supplies.
What will team members be doing? They will be picking up the trash that mars the beauty of Lincoln Park.
How do I sign up for the GCNA Team? Just click the link below to sign up.For general questions, please email or call 773.510.7327.



We hope you will join our team to ensure that the beauty of Lincoln Park will continue to be in the eyes of all who behold it.



Meeting Place for GCNA Team Members

Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM
Additional Info:
Beautification Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Must Register In Advance. The Chicago Park District has set up Eventbrite registration process.
No Fee