We believe that the success of the Austin parks system depends on the support, assistance, advocacy and enthusiasm of the public as stewards of their parks.
The goal of the Adopt-A-Park Program is to build a sense of community pride and ownership around every neighborhood park. Adopt-A-Park is a collaborative partnership between Austin Parks & Recreation (PARD) and Austin Parks Foundation (APF) to build community and stewardship at neighborhood parks throughout Austin.
The program supports and champions a growing network of groups caring and advocating for neighborhood parks.
PARD and APF work closely with Adopt-A-Park groups to build capacity and support the amazing work they do. Park Adopters serve as key community representatives for the park by organizing a community-based volunteer group and making an ongoing commitment to improving their park.
Park Adopters also promote community ownership, encourage the enthusiasm and passion of neighbors and park users, and ultimately bring greater effectiveness, innovation and creativity to the park system.
For Prospective Park Adopters
For Current Park Adopters
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