The Adopt-A-Park Program provides an opportunity for individuals,
volunteer groups, neighborhood associations, and businesses to take an active
role in the maintenance, improvement and beautification of local parks, trails
and green spaces for all to enjoy. Neighbors and
community groups volunteer their time to improve their chosen park.
Adopters can work on a variety of projects including planting and maintaining flower beds; maintaining the trails and paths; painting and caring for park structures; cleaning up litter; planting and mulching; and generally making sure the park is in order.
Groups wishing to Adopt-A-Park should contact Friends of the Parks on the form on the right to see which Parks are available to adopt. Your group will then work with a Park coordinator to create a plan customized for the Park. Groups will be provided with technical expertise, materials, and tools. Groups adopting a park are asked for a minimum commitment of one year of service, and clean-up at least four times a year. Groups can plan a schedule that fits their needs, and should contact their Park Coordinator at least a week in advance to identify any particular projects for the park and to schedule tools, materials, and trash/brush pickup. In recognition of their efforts, a sign will be placed in the Park with the name of the adopting group as the Park steward, which also serves as a visible statement of their ongoing commitment to maintaining the area as a resource for the community