Park Volunteers Rock! From wiping out graffiti to planting trees (and lots in between) you have made your mark in making our parks shine. Some of the many volunteer opportunities include:
- Cleaning Graffiti
- Make A Difference Day
- National Public Lands Day
- Picking up Litter
- Tree Planting
- Family Volunteer Days
- Little Library in the Park
The Parks and Recreation Department welcomes civic organizations, schools, clubs, Boy and Girl Scout troops and interested citizens who wish to help clean, maintain and beautify our City parks. We assist corporations and businesses looking for employee service projects. We also work with large conventions visiting San Antonio looking for volunteer opportunities.
Looking to make a long-term commitment as a volunteer steward at a particular park?
Check out ourAdopt-A-Park Program.
Love the greenway trails? Are you friendly and committed to making the trails safe?
Check out our Trail Watch Program.
Click the tabs below to learn more about how to volunteer.
Support your San Antonio Parks and Recreation by participating in one of our volunteer programs.
National Public Lands Day at Martinez Park
Saturday, September 30, 2017
In celebration of this national day of service, we are looking for volunteers ages 5+ to come out and make Martinez Park shine. We will be planting trees, painting, gardening and other fun activities. We welcome groups, families, and individual volunteers. To sign up, call 210-207-8603 or email Meredith.Tilley@sanantonio.gov today. Space is limited!
Bode Community Center - National Night Out
Tuesday October 3, 2017
Our Recreation Staff is looking for volunteers to assistance in hosting their annual event to bring the neighborhood together for an evening of fun while showing unity against crime. Volunteers will assist with oversight of games, moon bounce and grounds keeping. To RSVP, email email@example.com
Garden Workday at Woodlawn Lake Park
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Ages 12+ (Minors must have a parent/guardian present)
Come out and help the Woodlawn Lake Community Association tend to this neat native plant garden. To sign up, call 210-207-8603 or email Meredith.Tilley@sanantonio.gov today.
Trail Watch Orientation Sessions!
San Antonio Parks and Recreation is recruiting all types of trail users (walkers, bicyclists, runners, etc) to help spread the word about trail safety and etiquette along the Howard W. Peak Greenway Trail System.
We are looking for volunteers ages 18 and up who:
Interested? Sign up to attend one of our upcoming training sessions: Thursday, October 12, 6-7pm or Saturday, October 14, 10-11am
- Are friendly, outgoing and passionate about parks
- Are willing to commit at least 4 hours of service a month
- Have experience using park trails and a willingness to learn.
Both sessions will be held at the Woodlawn WiFi Room, next to the gym. To save your spot, RSVP by calling 210-207-8603 or emailing Meredith.Tilley@sanantonio.gov.
Schedule Your Own Volunteer Event!
The following events are considered open call-outs for groups. We can schedule an event to fit your calendar!
Backenridge Park Community Cat Program
Are you looking for a purrfect volunteer opportunity? The Brackenridge Park Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help with the feral cat program. Volunteers are needed to help feed the cats on a weekly basis on Tuesday and Fridays. Orientation, training, and all supplies are provided by the Brackenridge Park Conservancy. Interested? Call 210-826-1412 or email Kristy@brackenridgepark.org
Groups needed for Playground Mulchings!
Do you have a group looking for some fun Summer service hours? We have several opportunities for groups to help spread mulch at playgrounds around the city during weekday hours. Interested? Call 210-207-2899 or email Henry.Arredondo@sanantonio.gov for more info today!
How to Sign up for Volunteer Opportunities
this website often for a list of upcoming volunteer opportunities with Parks
and Recreation. Another great way to stay up to date is to be on our volunteer
email list. To join, just send an email to Henry.Arredondo@sanantonio.gov or call
Are you looking for a volunteer event for your group?
year hundreds of volunteers from local businesses and organizations pitch in.
We can set up a volunteer project just for your group. To learn more, call
(210) 207-2899 or email Henry.Arredondo@sanantonio.gov
SA Volunteers Sign-Up
You can also sign us through SA Volunteers. In the coming months we
will be posting more and more park volunteer opportunities. So sign up online today in order to stay up to date with park volunteer happenings.
inquiries to Meredith Tilley
This is an exciting time to learn about project management and what it means to plan, coordinate, and execute your Eagle Scout project! Boy Scouts interested in completing their Eagle Scout project with the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department are encouraged to view the available projects listed below. The projects are on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. We understand a scout needs to complete their project any time before their 18th birthday. We request that your project be fully completed a month prior to your 18th birthday. The projects listed below require time for planning and approvals before construction begins.
Crown Ridge Park- 7222 Luskey Blvd
Contact Thomas Paine at 210.207.3781.
Eisenhower Park- 19399 N W Military Hwy
Contact Thomas Paine at 210.207.3781.
- Cedar rail fence to restrict access to restoration area.
Medina River Natural Area - 15890 HWY 16 S
Contact Don Pylant at 210.207.3103.
- Plant marker signs
- Picnic tables for education
- Council Ring - campsite
- Council Ring - grassy meadow
- Cedar rail fence for front of park
- Cedar rail fence and and landscape for entrance walk
- Extending Palapa structure over picnic area
- Seating and signage at bird pond
- Hiking trail - campsite to south bank
Trail Watch Volunteers
The Trail Watch Program is seeking dedicated trail lovers.
Are you passionate about City trails? Do you enjoy spending time on them? If you answered yes to both questions, we hope you will consider becoming a Trail Watch Volunteer for the City of San Antonio.
- Volunteers must be 18 and older
- Volunteers should be friendly and outgoing
- Volunteers will be asked to donate at least four hours per month.
- Volunteers must complete the Trail Watch orientation for an overview of volunteer roles and trail safety from Park Police.
Program Contact Information
For more information on the Trail Watch Program and to reserve your spot please call: 210.207.2899 or email Meredith Tilley at: