Park StewardsIndividuals and groups of volunteers can lend a hand in a variety of ways, such as planting trees for an Arbor Day event, mulching and watering gardens, or removing invasive species.

One-time and ongoing opportunities allow volunteers to work with trained MPRB employees to help maintain beauty within existing parks and gardens.

Garden Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in joining an existing neighborhood garden group? Opportunities exist at Park Siding Park, Lake of the Isles Peavey Fountain, the Stevens Square Overlook Garden, and with the Men’s and Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis. Email for more information.

Pre-registration is required for all groups. Email for more information, or to pre-register your group.

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden & Bird Sanctuary

Regular opportunities include invasive plant removal and spring planting events.

Iris Garden at Columbia Park

Monthly and as needed gardening. See the garden calendar for more information.

Longfellow Gardens

Occasional Saturday volunteer opportunities throughout the summer months. For more information on the volunteer schedule, please contact Teresa Burton, MPRB Gardener, at

Loring Park Garden of the Seasons

Saturday morning gardening with the Friends of Loring Park. For more information email

Lyndale Gardens

Help us tend the Rose, Peace, Annual/Perennial, Butterfly/Hummingbird and the Perennial Trial & Border Garden. Email

Additional Lyndale Park Garden volunteer opportunities: Men’s & Women’s Garden Club of Minneapolis (MWGCM). Two teams from the MWGCM care for the mixed border & native gardens. For more information about the MWGCM visit their website at

Ongoing volunteer opportunities during the growing season. Email lead garden volunteer Vicki Bonk for more information.

Additional Opportunities

Our urban forests and natural areas also provide rewarding educational and volunteer opportunities.

Email or call 612-313-7778 for more information.