What Is Adopt A Park:
AAP is public service program for volunteers to assist their community to beautify, clean, and communicate park issues associated with a particular park, trail, or open space area.
Who Can Participate:
The program is available to community groups, organizations, church groups, schools, families, and individuals.
What Is Adopt a Park Program About:
- Program provides volunteers an opportunity to assist the City Park Department in keeping our parks clean, safe, and aesthetically clean.
- AAP participants are responsible for cleaning their site of trash, debris, and downed tree limbs.
- Cleanup commitment of designated park, trails, open spaces is a minimum of once per month from April- October.
- AAP participants can also undertake other beautification efforts in their adopted areas upon approval by the Park Director.
- Park, trail, open space sites are chosen on a first come, first serve basis.
What the City Provides:
- Trash bags for cleanup
- Coordinate pickup for trash, debris, limbs
- Materials required for approved improvements
Why Be Involved:
Litter is unsightly and very expensive to remove. It destroys the natural aesthetics of our parks, trails, lakes, and open space areas. A litter free community is aesthetically pleasing to visitors and prospective new citizens and businesses, portraying an image of a concerned, caring community. Adopting a park, trail, or open space area provides volunteers ownership and a sense of community pride.
How Do We Get Involved:
Please contact the City of Waseca Parks Director, (507) 835-9727 to discuss your interest in Adopt A Park or obtain the AAP agreement form at City Hall, 508 South Street.