GLOVERSVILLE – The Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist will be cleaning up Gloversville’s Castiglione Memorial Park on “I Love My Park Day.”
The clean up will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the park at 47 North Main St.
“Having parks and green space is important to every community,” said Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist Jennifer Donovan said in a statement. “Whether you are a resident, a tourist or a developer looking to become a part of Gloversville, having beautiful parks and plentiful assets is important to everyone’s quality of life.”
New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Parks & Trails New York gather volunteers to help at cleanup events at numerous state parks, historic sites, and public lands annually on the first Saturday in May to prepare them for the summer season, Donovan said.
“It is a great way to keep the Earth Day movement going by continuing to spruce up areas and clean up garbage. Why not extend this to local parks?” Donovan said in a statement.
Donovan and members of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, helped clean up portions of Gloversville on April 22 as part of the Earth Day and Keep Mohawk Valley Beautiful initiatives
Utilizing “I Love My Park Day” helps to clean up local parks and promote Gloversville’s green spaces. It also helps ready the space for Food Truck Fridays, Donovan said. This year Food Truck Fridays will be held on the first and third Fridays in June, July and August. Food Truck Fridays has become an annual tradition in the park, which brings a number of different food trucks to the park during lunch time.
Friday, June 2 is the first Food Truck Friday for 2023, kicking off at 11 a.m. Michelle King will be performing.