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WHAT IS ADOPT-A-PARK?

The primary purpose of this program is to enlist the community’s involvement with selective maintenance within a park in order to maintain a clean park environment for all to enjoy.

Tasks may include trash pickup, graffiti reporting, weeding/raking playgrounds, sweeping shelters, cleaning picnic tables, mulching trees/shrubs, restocking doggie bags, and reporting vandalism. Adopters can also help with special projects, such as graffiti cover- up, painting and planting flowers. Some projects and tasks are not available year-round and may be available only at specific parks.

POLICIES

Civic groups and business may apply to adopt a park in the City of Bartow. A minimum one-year commitment is required, except in the first year of participation when all new contracts will be written through December 31st of that year. When a contract expires, if acceptable to both parties, the adopting organization may renew the commitment for an additional year. Requests to adopt specific parks are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

When children participate, the adopter will have emergency contact information accessible at the site. There must also be one adult supervisor for every five children.

The adopting organization may elect to clean the designated park on a quarterly, bi-monthly, or monthly basis. Certain parks may require a monthly or bi-monthly commitment.

The adopting organization may elect to include maintenance (such as weeding or painting) as part of their Adopt-A-Park commitment.

A representative from the adopting organization must contact Tim Griner, Parks Superintendent, to request bags and/or gloves at least 24 hours prior to the clean up.

All participants are required to read the safety information and conduct themselves in a safe manner while participating in the program. In addition, each participant is required to wear gloves while cleaning the park.

FORMS

Adopt-A-Park Information

Adopt-A-Park Work Plan

Adopt-A-Park Volunteer Hours

Last updated: 4/26/2013 12:19:25 PM