Volunteers at Forest Park Community Cleanup on Saturday May 27, 2023 | Todd A. Bannor

Weather was kind to volunteers who came out to the Forest Park community clean-up on Saturday, May 27.

Jessica Voogd, public property commissioner, Forest Park Public Works Department staff, members of the Forest Park Recreation Board assembled in front of the Roos Recreation Center, 7329 Harrison St., before spreading out to four “zones.” Volunteers were encouraged to bring their own gloves and clean-up equipment, but the village brought some for those who didn’t.

The clean-up was scheduled to run until noon, when volunteers were invited to return to the Roos for “tasty treats.”

The community clean-up is organized by the Rec Board and the Department of Public Works. The rec board is responsible for advising the village on issues related to public spaces. Since last year, it has also been officially responsible for organizing and supporting large-scale community volunteer activities.

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