UC students clearing invasive species and smiling

Green Up Day

April 2020, TBD

The Parks

In past years, Green-Up Day has focused solely on Burnet Woods. While Burnet Woods is a beautiful place that continues to benefit from community support, in 2014 the Center for Community Engagement and the Cincinnati Parks began sharing the Green-Up Day love with other parks surrounding the University of Cincinnati's Uptown Campus.

The goal of Green-Up Day is to beautify and maintain our precious public green spaces so the entire community can fully enjoy them in their seasons of highest use. Public parks are a simple but profoundly important component of a community's quality of life; they are a place where people from all backgrounds come together to connect with nature, recreate, and build stronger communities.

Each of the parks are within walking distance of campus, so check them out!

What to Expect:

  • Please bring a pair of work gloves to the event if you can. All other tools will be provided.
  • Event is rain or shine, so wear clothes that can get dirty and sturdy shoes appropriate for working in brush and mud.
  • Volunteer opportunities will consist of mulching the park, honeysuckle/invasive species removal, grounds beautification, and any other special projects in need of attention.

Signing Up:

If you're using Green-Up Day to fulfill a Cincinnatus or UC Global Scholarship service requirement, note that you will need to log your hours for approval through volunteer.uc.edu

Questions or concerns? Contact the Center for Community Engagement, community.engagement@uc.edu, 513-556-1559, or stop by our office (Map).

Green-Up Day is a city-wide program of the Cincinnati Parks.