Gwinnett Citizen News

The Gwinnett Parks Foundation Gwinnett residents can give back to the community by helping with maintenance at Collins Hill Park on Park’Nership Work Day Aug. 17. They can then treat themselves to a free movie under the stars.

The clean-up and maintenance initiative sponsored by the Gwinnett Parks Foundation runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to families, individuals, corporations, nonprofit and faith-based organizations. Volunteers help with park maintenance, streambank stabilization, and habitat creation, providing needed manpower, saving tax dollars and promoting a sense of community.

After the work is done, folks can kick back and watch the movie “Dumbo” presented by B98.5 and Live Healthy Gwinnett. There will also be games and concessions starting at 7:30 p.m. and the movie starts at dusk.

Park’Nership is a rain or shine event. Participants should have work gloves, closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. Collins Hill Park is located at 2225 Collins hill Road in Lawrenceville.

To register for Park’Nership Work Day, visit www.VolunteerGwinnett.net, complete the volunteer waiver and release form, and bring a hard copy to the registration. Volunteers can meet at the pavilion to check-in. A parent or guardian must sign all forms for minors participating.

Learn more about the Gwinnett Parks Foundation programs and volunteer opportunities at www.gwinnettparksfoundation.org.