Many of the city's neighbourhood parks are cared for by locals in partnership with urban rangers. Find out how you can help.

Community planting; photographer Aaron Campbell. Help tidy up your local park! There are a number of volunteer groups, supported by Council, who run regular working bees and one off events in smaller parks and reserves. We're always looking for more hands to help out, whether you can commit to weekly, monthly or even just a few times a year.

During autumn, winter and spring, volunteer work is often focused around planting, weeding and mulching. In summer, work is mainly weeding, watering and litter removal.

Bring sturdy footwear, a bottle of water, snacks and warm clothes. Some gloves and spades are provided but bring your own if you can.

Regular working bees

Where When Time Contact
Thistledown Reserve

Last Saturday of the month


10am to midday

Karen Smith

Bexley Park

Second Saturday of the month – from 9 March 2019 

10am to midday

Karen Smith

Drayton Reserve also holds regular working bees, check the Drayton Reserve Volunteers(external link) website for details of upcoming planting days.

Planting days

Organised planting days are to plant native plants. Check back during the year for events.

Please register your interest by emailing