Volunteers Make the Park a Success

Without the efforts of our extraordinary volunteers, Mt. Helix Park could not survive.  Volunteers play a vital role in the success of our events, programs, maintenance and keep the Park and Foundation moving forward. 


The Adopt-A-Plot program, launched in 2015, partners people with the Park in order to restore and preserve valuable California native habitat.  With the help of an ever-growing team of conservation volunteers the Park flora and fauna are being revived and the native landscape restored. To adopt a plot, contact pjunker@mthelixpark.org or call (619) 741-4363

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First Saturday of the Month
Habitat Workday
Join us every 1st Saturday of the month 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (summer hours) for a morning of gardening in the Park.  Contact pjunker@mthelixpark.org for more info.
Park landscape project 2016
Park landscape project 2016

2014 tree planting community service
2014 tree planting community service

Volunteer David King photo by Gary Junker
Volunteer David King photo by Gary Junker

Park landscape project 2016
Park landscape project 2016


heART of Mt. Helix

The annual heART of Mt. Helix event is one of the most cherished events at Mt. Helix Park.  Attended by more than 500 people each year, it features local restaurants, musicians and artists along with fine wines, craft beer and dancing under the stars. 


The heART event raises more than half of the Park's annual operating expenses. All proceeds from the event go to support the Foundation’s mission to keep the Park clean, safe and open to the public every day of the year.

Mt Helix Park Habitat Restoration Group

Started in 2013, as the "Garden Party," the Habitat Restoration Group was formed by several of the Park's gardening enthusiasts with a desire to beautify and preserve the Park's natural surroundings. Since its inception, the group's scope has expanded to include all habitat restoration in the Park and has been responsible for the addition of hundreds of new California native plants and the removal of 90% of the Park's invasive plants. The Habitat Restoration Group is comprised of

  • Adopt-A-Plot Program

  • 1st Saturday of the Month Habitat Workday

  • Annual Workdays

General Event Volunteer

Each year the Park hosts events for the community such as Astronomy Night, Christmas caroling, Nature & Sustainability lectures and a variety of other programs organized and run by volunteers.

Volunteer Contact:

Peggy Junker
Assistant Executive Director
Park Office: (619) 741-4363