Richmond Swansboro Playground Tree Planting

Saturday, March 13, 2021
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Swansboro Playground
3055 Logandale Avenue
Richmond, VA 23224


Help us kick off our Greening Southside Richmond initiative by joining us for a fun day of planting trees at Swansboro Playground. Volunteers will work in shifts to plant trees that will provide shade and green space, reduce local temperatures and electricity bills, and slow and absorb flooding and pollution.

We will be planting a variety of medium-sized trees, but the holes will be partially pre-augered. No prior experience planting is necessary! We will provide all of the tools, gloves, and instructions necessary for a successful planting. Wear weather-appropriate clothes, sturdy shoes, and bring your own water bottle. Please register below so we can bring the appropriate number of tools.

COVID-19 Precautions:

  • All participants and staff are required to wear CDC-approved masks. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not allowed as acceptable face coverings for any CBF activity.
  • All volunteers must complete our health form prior to participating.
  • We will provide each volunteer with a shovel and any other necessary equipment and ask them to not share materials with anyone outside of their household while planting trees. We will sanitize equipment prior to volunteer use and upon return.
  • We have also staggered the volunteer time slots to limit the number of volunteers planting at one time. Please do not arrive earlier than your scheduled volunteer time.

Please keep in mind that we will be limiting the number of volunteers who can participate in this event. Only register if you intend to participate on the day of the event; if you find that your schedule or health prevents you from being able to attend, please notify us immediately so we can recruit another volunteer in your place.

If you have questions, please contact Gabby Troutman at or 804-258-1605.

This event is co-sponsored with City of Richmond Parks and Recreation Department, Southside ReLeaf, and Friends of Swansboro Park.

Can't make this event? We will be planting more trees throughout Southside Richmond. If you’re interested in future plantings, please contact Gabby Troutman at or 804-258-1605.

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