Community, Sustainability

A rite of spring: Annual Citywide Cleanup and Community Fair

May 8, 2018

Community Members preparing for the Citywide Cleanup

The Hayward Citywide Cleanup and Community Fair, an annual rite of spring, takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12—and again will be based at Weekes Community Center Park, 27182 Patrick Avenue., in the city’s Tennyson neighborhood.

Participants in the event’s marquee citywide cleanup project are encouraged to register in advance through the city website and arrive at 8:30 a.m. to receive area assignments, maps, and litter collection, bagging and drop-off instructions.

There will be food, music, games and activities for children and adults.  There also will be opportunities to learn about a range of library, health and other public services; apply to serve on city boards and commission; and get information about various City of Hayward initiatives, including a special Book-to-Action immigration mural project.  Free copies of this year’s Book-to-Action selection, In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, by Diane Guerrero, will be available upon request (while supplies last).

Adult supervision is not provided by the City of Hayward at this event.  All volunteer participants in the cleanup project who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult.

For more event information, contact Carol Lee of the city Department of Utilities and Environmental Services, at (510) 583-4718 or