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Adopt - A - Park Program

"When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." -Maya Angelou

What is the Adopt-A-Park Program?

Adopt-A-Park is a simple program designed to encourage people in the community to help keep our parks, trails and open space clean and in tip top shape.  Typically this involves an individual or group making a commitment (typically one year) to volunteer their time to help with some maintenance related tasks.

What is required to adopt a park?

  • Fill out an application by clicking the application button.

  • Once the application is filled out, our Adopt-a-park coordinator will contact you and set up a time to meet and make sure everything is in place for you to be successful.

  • Keep in touch. Let us know how things are going.

What is the time commitment?

We recognize that your time is extremely valuable, and people’s schedules tend to change constantly.  However, we ask that if you are going to adopt-a-park, you commit to an appropriate amount of time necessary to keep up with your volunteer responsibilities.  Each area adopted has its own unique needs and therefore we don’t put specific demands on the amount of time on groups and individuals spend.  We work with you to figure out the best arrangement and support your ongoing efforts.  The recommended term that we typically ask someone to commit to is 1 year.

What types of tasks and projects can be done in adopted parks?

There are many different projects that you can assist with. Weather and time of year also play a role in determining park projects as each season brings different needs. Here are examples of typical projects:

  • Litter pick up

  • Graffiti removal

  • Flower planting / weeding

  • Community garden care

  • Pruning

  • Spread bark dust/wood chips

  • Wash play equipment

  • Remove invasive plants

  • Raking leaves

  • Painting

  • Special projects

Who can adopt a park?

Families, individuals, businesses or other organizations can “adopt” a park managed by CCPRD.

Is it going to cost me anything?

It is going to cost your time. We appreciate your commitment in helping us keep our community spaces clean and we want to make it as easy as possible for you.  We will pay for all needed supplies so you will not have any out of pocket expenses.

How do I get tools and supplies to do a project in the park?

Crook County Parks and Recreation District will provide all needed tools and supplies for park projects. We will also coordinate with groups and supply necessary items.

Is there any recognition for participating in the adopt-a-park program?

Yes! Crook County Parks and Recreation District will install one acknowledgement sign for in your adopted area. We have a volunteer appreciation program where volunteers can earn awards for various types of service.

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