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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 your help, we can keep our city parks beautiful, clean, and safe.

What is Adopt-A Park?

With 33 parks, nearly 900 acres of green space, five city trails and countless amenities; there is always some-thing that can be done to improve the look and safety of our public parks. One person can make a difference. We need you to assist with a variety of routine tasks and activities in order to keep our spaces looking clean, green, and safe.

adopt a parkWhat 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.

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 activ-ity. 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. If 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 the trailer and other tools needed to accomplish the task.

Will tools and materials be supplied for the projects?

Yes, tools and supplies will be provided by Albany Parks & Recreation.

Interested in Adopt-A-Park Program?

Please fill out the Adopt-A-Park Application and the Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Coordinator will follow-up with additional details.

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