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.

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

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 we’ll need extra hands for too.

Workday Weekends are:

MAR:  9th & 10th,  23rd & 24th

APR:  6th & 7th,  21st & 22nd

MAY:  4th & 5th, May 18th & 19th

JUN:  15 &16th, 29th & 30th

JUL:  13th & 14th, 27th & 28th

AUG:  10th & 11th, 24th & 25th

SEP:  7th & 8th, 21st & 22nd

OCT:  5th & 6th, 19th & 20th

NOV:  2nd & 3rd, 16th & 17th


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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 or to submit a writing.

Download a copy of the schedule to share here.

See you in the park!