“Friends of West End Park and Open Space Commission” is to furnish the capital and labor responsibility for the West End Regional Park. This non-profit entity is to support the best interests of the West End Park and Open Space Commission (WEPOSC) for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing the regional open space and parks and recreation system. With your support, WEPOSC will foster a greater sense of pride, awareness and stewardship of the West End Region, raise the public awareness about the park, create a vocal and visible support base and encourage community and business leaders to help make West End Regional Park a reality.
Please visit our Contact Us/Links page to receive more information how you can support the environmental, recreational and cultural programs offered to all West End residents.
West End “Park Partner” is an initiative by the West End Park and Open Space Commission. It encourages individuals, as well as both public and private groups, to assist with improvements to our municipal park areas. Volunteer projects have provided many valuable improvements to our park areas over the years.
All types of organizations can work together to improve parks in the West End. This is a great opportunity for family, small and large businesses, service groups, scout troops, school groups, activity and youth groups, church groups, service projects, environmental organizations, university groups, senior citizen groups and community associations.
“Park Partner” groups may adopt an entire project such as blazing a new trail or build a planting bed. Individuals can assist with special programs, participate in organized work days or be a park monitor. No matter what your interests or schedule, there is a volunteer opportunity waiting for you at the West End Regional Park.
Volunteers agree to periodically observe the conditions at the municipal parks. Each monitor notes the times and dates of visits, and reports vandalism and safety hazards. Each monitor must be familiar with all park rules and maintenance needs. If immediate troubles are encountered, he or she calls 911, but does not engage in confrontations.
Volunteers help plant flowers, shrubs, and trees and maintain planting beds.
Boy and Girl Scout projects are welcomed. Please contact the staff before completing a project proposal to allow review and recommendations for the best results.
Volunteer and service groups, such as Rotary, Jaycees, Lions or other member organizations, wishing to contribute manpower/resources are always welcome. Please contact staff to coordinate a project.
Volunteer to assist in the planning, preparation, participation and clean-up of the special event. Our staff will contact you for special projects based on individual skills and interests.
Individuals or groups needing to complete community service hours need to contact staff for review of projects and coordination.
Share your special talent or interest and conduct a recreation or educational program for children, youth or adults. He or she sets/up, greets participants, presents the program, cleans/up and reports back to the director. All programming must be approved by WEPOSC.