Homer Glen Lands Day

Homer Glen Lands Day was originally created in 2002 to be part of the National Public Lands Day event, which is celebrated annually throughout the United States on the fourth Saturday in September. According to the National Park Service, “National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the connection between people and green space in their community, inspires environmental stewardship, and encourages use of open space for education, recreation, and general health.”

The Village did not own any public land in 2002, so the Environment Committee created the Community and Nature in Harmony award as a way to recognize and inspire environmental stewardship. The Committee has also planted a tree on public property every year to recognize the day. 

Explore the public parks and trails in Homer Glen with this Help Keep Homer Glen Beautiful guide.

Heroes Trail Hike & Haul

Join the Environment Committee for a cleanup and a hike on the Heroes Trail!!! In honor of Homer Glen Lands Day, the Environment Committee supports an annual cleanup!  Food, water and supplies will be provided.  This event is an opportunity for Community Service hours!

Where: Culver Park, 14600 S Parker Road

When: September 30, 2023, 10am - noon

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa W. King,  mking@homerglenil.org

Hike and Haul 2023