What is Adopt-a-Trail & Adopt-a-Park?
Adopt-a-Trail and Adopt-a-Park are public service programs for volunteers to assist the City in keeping trails and parks beautiful. Volunteers/Sponsors are responsible for trash pick-up two times per month and reporting any vandalism. This program is open to community groups, businesses, churches and individual citizens.
Who Can Get Involved?
Any interested organization, individuals and neighborhood groups can care for their "own" section of trail. You may adopt a favorite site or the Parks & Recreation Department can suggest a trail section needing to be adopted.
What Are The Duties of an Adopt-a-Trail & Adopt-a-Park Volunteer?
The expectation is that the volunteer will pick up litter a minimum of once a month, or more if necessary and place trash bags in trash receptacles. You would help pick up and remove any broken glass, limbs, etc., but would not use any power tools. Also, you can serve as an extra set of eyes for the Parks and Recreation Department to watch for downed signs, damaged playground equipment and vandalism.
The Parks and Recreation Department, located at 3600 86th Street, has a supply of special refuse bags and gloves to be used for the Adopt-a-Trail & Adopt-a-Park programs.
Adopt-a-Trail & Adopt-a-Park signs will be placed on the trails and in the parks to recognize those volunteers who have taken part of their valuable time to keep our trails clean and preserving this most valuable asset for the community.
How Can I/We Get Involved?
If you would like to learn more or have a representation come talk to your group, please contact Parks & Recreation at (515) 278-3963, or by email. If you would like an application for the Adopt-a-Trail or Adopt-a-Park, please click here.