Every year the Amarillo Zoo sets aside a day to clean-up the creek and shoreline around the Thompson Park lakes. This is a big endeavor and they need all the help they can get. The more help, the quicker the clean-up goes. If you are looking for a volunteer project to help make one of our city parks more beautiful, then mark your calendars for Clean-Up Day.

Volunteers holding trash bags

This annual community event is coordinated each year by the Zoo staff as a way to keep the park looking nice and safe for wildlife and visitors.

WHAT: Amarillo Zoo Clean-up Day
WHEN: Saturday, April 29th, 9am-12noon
WHERE: Meet at the Zoo inside Thompson Park

Last year volunteers collected over a ton of trash. A ton of trash!!! This was just in one park.

If you are interested in taking part and volunteering to help clean-up Thompson Park:

Make sure you wear the appropriate clothes and shoes for working outdoors.
Bring a pair of work gloves
Show up at the Amarillo Zoo on Saturday, April 22nd at 9am

You will be asked to fill out a volunteer service agreement.

If you are interested in helping out and want to let them know you are coming in advance (maybe you have a group you want to bring) or you need information call the Amarillo Zoo at 381-7911. Visit amarillozoo.org for all things Zoo.

All volunteers will get to take part and enjoy a Hot Dog BBQ after the clean up.

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