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Adopt-A-Park Program

The Adopt-A-Park Program is an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to be hands-on members of the team that keeps our San Antonio Parks in top condition. The purpose of the program is to expand sustainable resources through community partnerships to help preserve, beautify and protect our City Parks. The contribution of your group's time and effort will ensure that San Antonio Parks remain among the most beautiful in the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Adopt-A-Park?

  • Grow your organization through community service and team building
  • Enhancing parks promotes civic engagement, pride and environmental stewardship
  • Help raise maintenance levels, increase the quality of parks and facilities
  • Beautify San Antonio parks

How does the program work?

Your group, business or organization will work with Parks and Recreation staff in determining which park will benefit most from your efforts and will be most convenient for your volunteers. Maintenance efforts will be tailored to your adopted park and may include:

  • Graffiti Removal
  • Litter Pick-Up
  • Small-Scale Gardening and Landscaping
  • Sweeping Walkways
  • Tree Planting and Stewardship
  • Painting

Who can participate?

  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Church Groups
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Fraternal Organizations
  • Clubs
  • Youth Groups
  • And You!

Groups wishing to adopt a city park shall have a mission that does not conflict with the Parks and Recreation Department’s mission, including its initiatives to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles in a family friendly environment.

The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to deny requests from groups whose mission goals or history are counter to the mission of the Parks and Recreation Department and the City of San Antonio or which discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability. We ask that your group make a commitment to your adopted park for at least one year.

What areas can you adopt?

  • Sports Fields and Courts
  • Existing Garden Areas
  • Trail & Greenway Segments
  • Community Centers
  • Pavilions

What types of support materials does the Parks and Recreation Department provide?

  • Gloves and Bags
  • Litter Sticks
  • Gardening Tools such as Hoes, Brooms, Shovels and Rakes
  • Paint and Paint Brushes

What are the different types of recognition?

On a yearly basis, groups who complete annual time benchmarks will receive special recognition for their efforts in keeping our parks beautiful!

Service Hours Incentives
50 hours of group service Recognition on the Parks and Recreation website, Official Certificate of Adoption
100 hours of group service All the above incentives for 50 hours of group service plus: Complimentary reservation of a park pavilion or party house (Excludes Rosedale, Eisenhower, Camargo, and clubhouses)
150 hours of group service All the above incentives for 50 and 100 hours of group service plus: Adopt-A-Park sign displayed prominently in adopted park.

How do we get started?

Step 1

Download and print the Adopt-A-Park Application.

Step 2

Email or return completed applications to:

Contact Us

Parks and Recreation Department
Attn: Adopt-A-Park
5800 Old Highway 90 West
San Antonio, TX 78227

Step 3

To schedule a presentation for your organization or for more details about the Adopt-A-Park program please contact:

Contact Us

Meredith Tilley


Sunday, May 28, 2017