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Adopt-A-Park allows individuals, groups, churches, businesses, and other organizations to show pride in their community by working to beautify and clean a park or open space in Auburn!

As volunteer stewards, you will have a unique opportunity to enjoy the results of your hard work. The program's mission is to enhance community involvement, pride, and ownership through the general care, maintenance, and beautification of Auburn's parks and trails.

You can help enhance and maintain our public parks and trails by picking up litter, pulling and raking leaves, sweeping courts and walkways, planting trees, reporting park hazards, and other projects. The Adopt-a-Park projects must be done by the adopting organization, including set-up or clean-up, without any assistance from Parks Maintenance staff. 

How to Adopt a Park

You or your group can adopt a park or portion of a trail by volunteering. Here's how it works:

  • Complete an online Application
  • You will then be contacted by City staff
  • Our staff will work with you to identify the project(s) that will provide the greatest benefit to the park and/or trail
  • Once the adoption is approved, you'll need to sign an Agreement
  • Each time you volunteer you'll submit a Hold Harmless Release and an Activity Report

What types of duties are required in adopted parks?

  • Picking up trash and litter
  • Raking leaves and pulling weeds
  • Removing invasive plants
  • Fluffing playground sand or wood chips
  • Reporting vandalism, unsafe conditions and/or necessary repairs
  • Special projects that may be assigned by the City staff
Questions? Contact Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, 253-931-3043 or email [email protected].