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Spring Community and Park Clean-Ups

After a long, harsh winter, spring has finally arrived, and with it, the tradition of spring-cleaning. While this is typically a time in which we do the cleaning we’ve been putting off for months, it can also be a time to give back to the community. Those in the Cape and Jackson areas wishing to do more than simply clean their home this spring will have an excellent opportunity to help clean up their communities.

On April 26, 2014 the City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will be holding its 29th Annual Friends of The Parks Day and Great Cape Clean-up.  Up to 500 volunteers from the community are anticipated for the event. Volunteers will perform various duties, including beautification projects such as planting flowers, replacing mulch on playgrounds, creek cleanup, and trash pickup, as well as many other tasks. 

The Great Cape Clean-up will benefit parks throughout the city. The list includes: Capaha Park, Kiwanis Park, May Green Garden Park, Indian Park, Dennis Scivally Park, Washington Park, Groves Park, Cape Rock Park, Cape La Croix Creek and the Jaycee Municipal Golf Course, Riverfront Park, and various other areas throughout the city.

Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt for their community service efforts, and Schnucks will be providing the volunteers with hot dogs, chips and soda for lunch. 

Registration for the Great Cape Clean-up will begin at 8:30 am in Capaha Park at shelter #1, and projects will begin at approximately 9 am. Most projects are expected to be completed by noon. Those wishing to pre-register large groups can do so by filling out the registration form here and submitting it to the Cape Parks & Recreation Department, or by contacting Brock Davis at 573-339-6340 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Also on April 26th, Jackson, the “City of Beautiful Homes, Parks, Schools and Churches” will continue to live up to its motto by holding its 24th annual Park Day. Volunteers will be helping to clean up the city park, as well as Brookside Park, Litz Park, the soccer park, and the football park.

Both lunch and t-shirts will be provided for volunteers to the Jackson Park Day. Registration begins at 8 am at shelter #1 in the Jackson City Park. All projects are expected to be completed by 1 pm. For more information, contact Shane Anderson, Jackson Parks & Recreation Director, at 573-204-8848 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Photo courtesy Jackson Missouri City Park Facebook Page

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