Quincy will have a record number of sites for this year’s Cleaner, Greener Quincy, with more than 50 parks, playgrounds, beaches, and public spaces to be targeted for cleanup by volunteers.
Residents will gather at 9 a.m. at a cleanup site Saturday morning. The Park Department will provide rakes, bags, shovels, and other equipment for the day.
Mayor Thomas Koch will host a cookout for all volunteers starting at 12:30 p.m. at Pageant Field, where participants will receive a Cleaner, Greener T-Shirt.
“Cleaner, Greener is one of those events that truly makes Quincy such a wonderful community – we come together, we see our neighbors, and we are doing something tremendously positive for the City” said Mayor Thomas Koch, who helped start the event more than two decades ago. “It’s a day I look forward to every year.”
Cleanup sites are as follows:
Ward One: Merrymount School, Perkins Field, Chickatabot/Norton Road beaches, Baker Beach, Palmer Street Seawall, Sandy Beach, Fire Station Beach, Gull Point, Snug Harbor School, O'Hara Circle/Heron Road Beach and Playground, Back Beach/end of Delano Avenue, LaBrecque Field, Edgewater Drive and Brill Field.
Ward Two: Avalon Beach, Mound Street Beach, Joy Hanlon Field, Point Webster Middle School, Marshall Elementary School, Faxon Park.
Ward Three: The Bog, Bishop Field, Montclair School, Newport/Beale Intersection and Old Colony Avenue and Beale Street, Wollaston School and Safford Park.
Ward Four: Lincoln Hancock Elementary School, Sterling Middle School, Kincaide Field, O'Rourke Park, Flaherty Field, Taber Street WWII Memorial, Abigail Adams Park.
Ward Five: Butler Pond, Central Middle School, Dorothy Quincy House, Beechwood Knoll, Sailor's Pond, Merrymount Park/Trails, Josiah Quincy House, Bernazzani School, Freedom Park, Bobby Burns Park, Walter Hannon Parkway/Paul Harold Bridge, Thomas Crane Library, end of Wayland Street.
Ward Six: Orchard Beach, Nickerson Beach, Squantum School, Squaw Rock, North Quincy High School and Teel Field, Parker School, Cavanagh Field, The Kennedy Center, Vane Street Parking Area, Neponset Landing area near 2 Hancock Street.
For more information, contact the Quincy Park Department at 617-376-1251.