Albany Parks & Recreation’s Adopt-A-Park program is a way for individuals, groups, or businesses to show their pride and commitment to the city's parks and green spaces. With 33 parks, nearly 900 acres of green space, five city trails and countless amenities; there is always something that can be done to keep our public parks beautiful, clean, and safe.
Please fill out the application and the Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Coordinator will follow-up with additional details.
What does adopting a park look like?
You are the eyes, ears, and an extra set of hands for your neighborhood park. You don’t need to be apart of a formal volunteer event to assist. Individuals can help whenever they have the time and energy to devote to a task.
- Removing weeds from flower beds, playground surfaces, walking trails or around trees;
- Picking up litter around the park;
- Removing graffiti;
- Trail maintenance;
- Reporting undesirable activity to Albany Parks & Recreation Department staff and the Albany Police Department;
- Recommending improvements or changes that would enhance the use and look of park amenities.
What if I want to do a larger, one-time cleanup event?
If you and your neighbors are motivated and interested in developing a work party in your neighborhood park, contact the Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Coordinator to propose a work party date and coordinate an activity. These work parties are a great way to tackle larger projects such as invasive species removal, spreading mulch, painting playgrounds, and more. In order to qualify for a work party, groups must have a minimum of 10 volunteers dedicated to spending at least three hours on the proposed activity on the same day.
What about tools and materials?
Tools and supplies will be provided by Albany Parks & Recreation. For larger events, if all criteria are met and the project is approved, a date will be determined so that staff are able to be on site to lead with a trailer and other tools needed to accomplish the task.