Volunteer Service Day


Pictured Above: Greater & Greener 2017 volunteers at Central Village Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Greater & Greener Gives Back!

At each Greater & Greener conference, attendees, and local organizations come together for Volunteer Service Day, an opportunity to make a difference in a city park in the conference host city.



St. Charles Place Park, Denver

What’s the best way to kick off Greater & Greener 2019? Roll up your sleeves, grab a pair of gloves, and make your mark in the Mile-High City by volunteering to install new playground equipment and help refurbish St. Charles Place Park!

The 2019 Volunteer Service Day project is led by the St. Charles Ambassadors, a volunteer group of youth formed to represent the interest of the Cole community and assist with the redesign of the park. They have been working over the past year with Denver Parks & Recreation to engage the community and create a cohesive plan for the park and recreation center.

Enjoy a beautiful day in St. Charles Place Park with these inspiring young leaders, meet fellow conference attendees, and pitch in to help create a vibrant and healthy space for all. Projects include a playground build and other park clean-up. All ages and abilities welcome. No experience needed. Register here.


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Pictured Above: St. Charles Ambassadors in the park they are helping transform. Photo Courtesy of Valerian.



Past Volunteer Service Days



Central Village Park

2017 | Saint Paul

Saint Paul Parks & Recreation hosted the 2017 Twin Cities Volunteer Service Day where conference attendees rolled up their sleeves to install new play structures, plant flowers, and spread mulch in Central Village Park in Saint Paul.

Lead Sponsor: Landscape Structures, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor: Greater MSP (Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership)


Mountain Lake, Presidio, Golden Gate National Recreation Area

2015 | San Francisco

Local host partners San Francisco Recreation & Parks, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Presidio Trust organized a day of clean up and renovation activities including invasive species removal, new plantings, and playground/tennis court clean up at the Presidio.

Lead Sponsor: FedEx

Supporting Sponsor: San Francisco Foundation


East River Park

2012 | New York City

Hosted by our local partners New York City Parks & Recreation and City Parks Foundation, more than 50 volunteers—including a strong showing from the Student Conservation Association—came out to paint fence railings, pull weeds, and rake leaves in Manhattan’s East River Park.

Lead Sponsor: REI

Supporting Sponsor: Con Edison