Be a Friend of Upper Arlington Parks
How you can help
We are seeking new volunteers to assist with invasive plant control and tree planting projects. If you can help out on one or more Saturday morning work day per year, you are encouraged to join our email list.
Volunteer work days are announced via email, posted on the Facebook account, and on this website.
If you enjoy working outside, are looking for a some exercise, or you want to get involved in a worthwhile community service project, then this is the group for you.
Our fun and productive events will provide the opportunity for you to meet new people in your community and enjoy a morning of teamwork. You'll be amazed at what we can accomplish in a few short hours.
Spring 2016: Planted a variety of native trees and shrubs at Fancyburg and Miller Parks.
May 2016: Our most successful garlic mustard control event ever. We prevented the dispersal of millions of garlic mustard seeds in Miller Park!
January 2016: Achieved substantial control of invasive buckthorn and honeysuckle at Fancyburg Park. Follow up and monitoring is planned for spring summer 2016.
Fall of 2015: Planted 30 containerized trees and shrubs at Fancyburg Park.
March 2015: Planted 100 bare root native trees and shrubs at Miller Park
Left: Native wildflowers, like this spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis) have been found areas of our parks where non-native invasive plants have been removed.