Annual Earth Day Celebration at Orland Park Village Center

Annual Earth Day Celebration at Orland Park Village Center
Posted on 10/03/2016

Everyone is invited to attend the Village of Orland Park's Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 23 at the Orland Park Village Center, 14700 Ravinia Avenue. Events are planned to be held outside, but will moved to the Civic Center Annex if it rains.

The day begins with the Smart Living Fair from 10 a.m. to noon, which includes document shredding and electronics recycling (no televisions). The fair also includes crayon recycling, various eco-friendly demos, kid's crafts, a bee keeping presentation and more. All events are free.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Orland Park Police Department will offer a drug take back program, allowing residents to turn in medications they no longer need.

Residents planning to discard old or broken bicycles are encouraged to donate them, as an Orland Park Boy Scout will be collecting bikes for the nonprofit, Working Bikes. Working Bikes repurposes discarded bicycles and donates them locally and internationally.

From 1 to 3 p.m., residents can participate in Clean the Park, a time to clean the entire park and ball fields in addition to the wooded areas around the John Humphrey Complex. Residents are encouraged to dress appropriately. Buckets, tickers and gloves will be provided.

For more information, call the Orland Park Recreation Department at 708/403-PARK.