PROGRAMS

Adopt A Park

The primary goal and purpose of the City of Memphis Adopt A Park program is to establish beautiful and well-maintained parks, clean and free of litter. Adopt A Park energizes new neighborhood volunteers to participate in activities that build community support and advocacy for public parks and green spaces while creating a beautiful, cleaner environment for all to enjoy.

Adopt A Park Programs

Beautify:

Keep it beautiful!
With prior approval, plant flowers, trees and shrubs on park grounds or at park entrances. Additional work options include weeding, simple pruning, or trail/pathway maintenance.

Litter Control:

Keep it clean!
Pick up and remove litter in the park and along adjacent streets, minimum monthly or more frequently if necessary.

Park Watch:

Be the eyes and ears for your park!
Monitor and report any vandalism, suspicious activity, damaged property/equipment, graffiti, fallen trees or other hazards.

ADOPTER RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sign official adoption agreement/waiver.
  • Commit to a minimum of one year.
  • Attend a brief training session.
  • Select/designate a lead contact person.
  • Complete a monthly activity report outlining your work as well as participating volunteers. Reports can be emailed to Memphis City Beautiful at cyndy.grivich@memphistn.gov or faxed to 901.523.0652.
  • Recruit volunteers! Adopters are encouraged to partner with area neighborhood associations, schools, businesses, churches or civic groups.

CITY OF MEMPHIS/MEMPHIS CITY BEAUTIFUL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide Adopter Information Packet to include: agreement/waiver, volunteer waiver/registration sheet, monthly activity report, safety tips, and Memphis City Beautiful Tool Bank form.
  • Starter Kit – reusable bag, vest, and work gloves.
  • Official Adoption Certificate
  • Adopters acknowledged on Adopt A Park sign and website.
  • Collect and remove trash bags and other debris, as necessary.

ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS

Individuals, Families, Community Organizations, Churches, Neighborhood Associations, Civic/Service Clubs, Youth Groups, Businesses, Sororities/Fraternities or Schools/Universities.

PROGRAM CONTACT

Contact us about adopting a park.

city.beautiful@memphistn.gov
 (901) 636-4410
 (901) 523-0652

RESOURCES

  Adoption Agreement
  Volunteer Release Form
  Monthly Activity Report