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I Love My Park Day -- 5/6 – Town Hall Playground & Ball Field!

Mar 26, 2017

Town Hall Playground and Ball Field will be the site of Bethlehem’s 2017 “I Love My Park Day” on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Hosted by Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation in conjunction with Parks & Trails New York and the Town of Bethlehem, the event is being sponsored by a generous donation from M&T Bank.

Adult volunteers are being sought to install new playground equipment, and adult and youth volunteers are needed to clean up the ball field, plant flowers and serve refreshments.  Volunteers may register for two shifts – 8-10:30am and/or 10:30am-1pm.  The first 50 volunteers to register by April 19 will receive a Friends of Bethlehem Parks and Recreation t-shirt. The event will be held rain or shine.

Parks & Trails New York organized the first “I Love My Park Day” in 2012 to enhance State parks and historic sites, boost volunteerism and raise the visibility of the State parks system. Many local parks and their friends groups now participate in the event as well.  Bethlehem has been sponsoring an “I Love My Park Day” since 2014, with past events held at the Moh-He-Con-Nuck Nature Preserve, Selkirk Park and Henry Hudson Park.

Registration:

To volunteer, contact info@friendsofbethlehemparks.org. In your email, please indicate:

  • # of adults volunteering for playground construction – please specify 8–10:30 am shift, 10:30am-1pm shift, or both
  • # of adults and youth volunteering for ball field cleanup, planting and serving refreshments – please specify 8–10:30 am shift, 10:30am-1pm shift, or both (If possible, please bring work gloves, a rake and gardening tools.)
  • # of t-shirts requested and sizes (Available in adult small, medium, large, extra-large, and 2x)

Volunteers should wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to protect themselves from scrapes and insect bites, as well as shoes appropriate for muddy conditions.

Safety is paramount – the playground will be a construction site.  A crew from Miracle Recreation will guide volunteers through the playground assembly – no construction experience is necessary.  Children are invited to watch the construction, but will not be allowed in the construction area and must be supervised at all times.

Directions: Town Hall Playground and Ball Field are adjacent to the Bethlehem Town Hall at 445 Delaware Avenue in Delmar

Show Bethlehem parks some love — volunteer on May 6!
This event will be held rain or shine!

View the Bethlehem “I Love My Park Day” flyer.