The Friends of High School Park have a variety of volunteer opportunities. Our most frequent opportunity are Workday Weekends.

Workday Weekends are when we get most of the physical work done in the park. We’ll pull and cut back exotic invasive plants, perform trail maintenance, plant trees and shrubs, and work on some of the projects happening in the park. Workdays can accommodate individuals and groups of any size. We have gloves and a variety of tools but please feel free to bring your own.

Workdays are great opportunities to get outside with neighbors and new friends. Come out and learn about the Cheltenham park that is everyone’s backyard. We’ll be working on many different projects from ecological mapping and forest inventory to fixing benches and cleaning trails. We have a number of salvage and planting projects that will need extra hands for too.

Workday Weekends are every other weekend from March to November. Workdays begin at 10 am and go until 12 pm at the shed beside the meadow. We recommend wearing long sleeves, boots, and pants. Parking is available along High School Road and Montgomery Ave.

Workday Weekends are:

MAR:  7th & 8th,  21st & 22nd

APR:  4th & 5th,  18th & 19th

MAY: 2nd & 3rd, May 23rd & 24th

JUN:  6th & 7th, 20th & 21st

JUL:  4th & 5th, 18th & 19th

AUG:  1st & 2nd, 15th & 16th, 29th & 30th

SEP:  12th & 13th, 26th & 27th

OCT:  10th & 11th, 24th & 25th

NOV:  7th & 8th, 21st & 22nd


For questions please contact us at

Download a copy of the current workday schedule  here.

We are also looking for fresh writing to feature on our website. Topics could include ecology of the park, birds, botany, streams, or experiences in the park. Feel free to contact us to submit a writing.

See you in the park!