Adopt-A-Park allows citizens, and particularly park users, to show pride in their community. It is set up for groups to visit the park of their choice on a regular basis to pick up litter and to perform other tasks to help keep the park clean. Local service organizations, youth organizations, church groups, and neighborhoods can have fun while providing community service. Groups can also win awards through this program.
By adopting a park, Chandler residents, schools, clubs and service organizations are making their parks more beautiful for everyone. The volunteer work also helps extend the benefits of tax dollars by enabling City parks employees to spend their time on other, crucial projects, such as major renovations, repairs, and maintenance work.
What does adopting a park involve?
Adopting a park isn't just about work; it's about fun. Your group's time at your adopted park could include a picnic, outdoor games, or a swimming or fishing outing (in some parks). Best of all, it's an opportunity to get to know one another better.
Adoptive groups are asked to:
- Pick up litter and dog droppings
- Sweep court surfaces
- Sweep ramada areas
- Clean picnic tables and benches
- Clean and rake children's play areas
- Remove graffiti
- Plant flowers or trees, if desired (Plants and planting locations must be approved in advance.)
Groups are also asked to make note of:
- Vandalism damage
- Dirty restrooms
- Buildings or structures needing repair
- Unsafe conditions
Adoptive groups are NOT expected to:
- mow grass
- trim vegetation
- pull weeds
- clean restrooms
- perform major repairs or maintenance