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Adopt-A-Park Recognition Spotlight

Since our first groups joined in September 2010, the Adopt-A-Park program has been growing fast! Take a look at the following groups who are taking the initiative to pitch in and be stewards of our shared green spaces.

Alderete Park St Mary's University - Kappa Sigma
Caracol Creek ParkFriends of Caracol Creek
Comanche Lookout Park Boy Scout Pack 70 and Troop 70
Culebra Creek Park Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions
Elmendorf Park vOLLUnteer Unity Council at Our Lady of the Lake University
Nani Falcone Park Boy Scout Pack 152
Farias Park Friends of Farias Park
Garza Park 543d SPTS
Golden Park Friends of Golden Community Park
Heritage Duck Pond Park 668th ALIS
John James Park Texas Juvenile Justice Department
Mainland Trailhead Keystone School NHS
McAllister Park Friends of McAllister Park
McClain Park McClain Disc Golfers
Medina Base Park Security Hill Top III
Miller's Pond Accenture
Monterrey Park Boy Scout Council Troop 450
Mud Creek Friends of Mud Creek
Olmos Basin Park Trinity APO
Olympia Park Community Options
O.P. Schnabel Park The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit
Pittman Sullivan Park Alpha Kappa Psi
Scates Park Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association
South Side Lions ParkHighland High School National Honor Society
Stone Oak Park Tuscany Elementary
West End Park Urban Connection – San Antonio
Valero Trailhead Scout Pack 500

Purpose

Expand sustainable resources through community partnerships to preserve, beautify and protect our City Parks.

What is it?

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. A program of this kind becomes increasingly important in times of scarce resources. The contribution of your group's time and effort will ensure that San Antonio Parks remain among the most beautiful in the country.

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 and help to beautify San Antonio parks.

How does the program work?

Your group, business or organization may adopt a park after consultation with Parks and Recreation staff. We will assist you in determining which park will benefit most from your efforts and will be most convenient for your corps of 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
  • We ask that your group make a commitment to your adopted park for at least one year.

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.

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

Recognition

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

Group 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?

The Adopt-A-Park application is available for download here: Adopt-A-Park Application ( PDF)
Return completed applications to:
Parks and Recreation Department
Attn: Adopt-A-Park 5800 Old Highway 90 West
San Antonio, TX 78227

To schedule a presentation for your organization or for more details about the Adopt-A-Park program, contact Meredith Ruiz by phone at (210) 207-8603 or via email at meredith.ruiz@sanantonio.gov.