BERLIN PARKS COMMISSION
The Berlin Parks Commission is organized under the Town Charter and operates as a volunteer committee made up of citizens of the Town. The Parks Commission actively seeks partnerships with a variety of sponsors and has been successful in cultivating relationships with corporate, civic and private entities to assist with park-related projects. The Town also has funding in its annual budget for Parks related maintenance and other necessities. Meetings are held monthly, on first Tuesdays at 5:30 PM in the 2nd floor Conference Room, Town Hall. For the full meeting schedule please click here.
The Parks Commission sponsors an annual Clean-Up Day during Take Pride in Berlin Week. In 2009 the Parks Commission, through a grant from Program Open Space, contracted with Vista Design, Inc. to create a Comprehensive Parks & Recreation Plan. Please click here for details of the plan.
The Town of Berlin offers residents and visitors four parks with a variety of natural, recreational and play features. See below for information about each park.
CLEAN-UP DAY AND TAKE PRIDE IN BERLIN WEEK
The Berlin Parks Commission holds an annual clean-up day and Take Pride in Berlin Week around Earth Day (April 22nd). Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event had to be canceled for 2020 and 2021, but we are looking forward to resuming in 2022.
Each year volunteers are needed to help us clean-up Berlin’s parks, but everyone is encouraged to do whatever they can in and around their own neighborhoods to show their Berlin Pride. Ideas for Clean-Up Day/Take Pride in Berlin week:
- Offer to paint an elderly neighbors porch
- Start a neighborhood compost or herb garden
- Encourage the neighborhood kids to use sidewalk chalk to draw pictures to brighten the streets.
- Take advantage of the Town’s Yard Waste and Bulk Collection dates by planning your own spring spruce-up.
Information is also available on our Facebook page.
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