Founded in 1986 as a committee of the Westside Neighborhood Council, the Friends of Cloverly Park is an all-volunteer group committed to preserving and improving Cloverly Park as an asset to the quality of life in its surrounding community.
With our overarching goal to encourage positive use of the park, we
• actively care for the park by picking up litter in and around the park and tending the garden and trees
• monitor the park and report problems to the Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation’s Stewardship unit, Park Rangers Wissahickon Unit, and other appropriate agencies;
• plan improvements to keep the park a safe, attractive place and coordinate plans for maintenance and improvement with Parks & Recreation;
• participate in the Fairmount Park Conservancy’s twice yearly “Love Your Park” days of service;
• coordinate with other volunteer groups for special and ongoing projects;
• publicize the park and its value to the neighborhood.
As members of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance, we advocate for the park on neighborhood and city issues.
We accept funds and in-kind donations toward improvements to the park and hosting volunteers on work days.
We have no formal membership structure, but are led by a small steering committee, which also represents Cloverly in the Park Friends Network coordinated by the Fairmount Parks Conservancy and Parks & Recreation.
Go to our contacts page to join our general mailing list, inquire about volunteering, request a form to make a donation, or to sign up for information about our annual plant sale.