Heritage Park Cleanup Day

Heritage Park Cleanup Day Group Picture

Heritage Park Cleanup Day

Are you ready? Anyone is welcome to help in this annual endeavor. Bring your children, friends, relatives, business or charity organizations.

  • Young children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • This is a rain or shine event, so dress accordingly. Wear work gloves.
  • For anyone interested in helping out with the cleanup of Coan Lake, if you have long-handled nets to scoop trash out of the water, bring them along!

Remember, you can earn documented "community service credit hours" during this event.

Have questions or need more info?

Contact Jim Taylor

Email Jim Taylor
(734) 666-8968

Email Karl Ziomek
(734) 374-1447

Heritage Park has improved in leaps and bounds over the last five cleanups. Let’s keep heading in the right direction!

Event History

This year will mark the sixth Heritage Park Cleanup Day, an annual event hosted by its creator, Taylor resident Jim Taylor, and the City of Taylor.

It started simply enough: During the harsh winter of 2013-14, Jim was walking through the far eastern reaches of Heritage Park, through the wooded areas that are located between the park and the Wayne County Community College Downriver Campus. And he didn’t like what he saw. The tree lines were filled with trash, and much of the debris has been there for years. He spent the rest of the day filling 13 trash bags himself.

Eventually, another resident, Dave Gorgon, happened by. Dave is a retired City employee who hosts a popular Facebook page, "Heritage Park Photo of the Day." Dave wondered what Jim was doing out there by himself ... and slowly but surely, an idea was hatched for a Heritage Park Cleanup Day.

Jim Taylor met with Mayor Rick Sollars, who gave his support. Golf, Parks and Recreation Executive Director Jeff Dobek, Parks Maintenance Foreman Guido Ulim, Communications, and Marketing Director Karl Ziomek and many others became involved in the effort as Jim combed the area for volunteers and sponsors.

Event Details

Here’s an opportunity to help spruce up the park, earn City-certified community service hours, have some food and a chance to win prizes. Join us rain or shine. Volunteers meet to register and receive assignments at the Sheridan Center. Enter off Pardee Road.

Dress appropriately! And bring your own gloves. If you have a bow rake and/or a long-handled landing net, please bring them along. Over course of the first four Heritage Park Cleanup Days, over 1,000 volunteers have aided in the effort. Join us for another great time!

Start a Volunteer Cleanup Effort

For those of you who would like to create your own volunteer cleanup day at a given location in the community, or are interested in discussing the possibilities, contact the City of Taylor’s Communications and Marketing Director Karl Ziomek.

Additional Information

For additional event information visit the Heritage Park Cleanup Day Facebook page.

Heritage Park Cleanup Day Crew Group Picture