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.
Several times a year the Park holds "Work Days" to address larger projects in the Park such as painting, trail maintenance, erosion control and construction. Individuals as well as military, church, and community groups, service and philanthropic organizations have all donated their time to keeping up the Park.
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.
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 habitat restoration in the Park and has been responsible for more than 300 new California native plants added to the Park landscape since its inception.
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.