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.
9/19/18 Sweat N Serve
Lou Kardon Park
6161 Gibbs Sprawl Rd, 78218
Do you like working out? Do you like Circuit Training? Do you like giving back to the community? If you answered yes to all or any of these questions, you do not want to miss out on our Sweat N Serve event taking place at Lou Kardon Park. Volunteers will work out with our Troops for Fitness instructor who will lead volunteers in a workout followed by a service project revitalizing the park. After you work out and the heart rate is up you will have a quick break while given instruction on the service project that will include mulching trees, painting, and litter pickup.
9/22/18 Nature y Cultura Volunteer Workday at Villa Coronado Park
Villa Coronado Park
11030 Ruidosa, 78214
Celebrate Nature y Cultura with volunteer service! Volunteers are needed to help spread mulch around trees and to pull weeds at the park’s fruit orchard. After work is done, volunteers will enjoy a dance performance by the department’s Cultural Arts performers in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Tree adoptions will also be available to volunteers. Ages 5+.
10/13/18 KaBoom! Playground Build
431 Lance St. San Antonio, 78237
8am – 3pm
It’s time to build a playground! We are looking for volunteers ages 18 and up to assist with our upcoming playground build at Cuellar Park. These are really fun and amazing events that transform a park. To sign up and to learn more visit: https://www.tfaforms.com/4692535. Please note that we also need a few volunteers on Prep Day 10/11/18 too.
10/18/18 Trail Watch Orientation
REI - Huebner Oaks Shopping Center
11745 I-10 #110, San Antonio, TX 78230
We are looking for volunteers ages 18 and up to join our popular trail watch program. If you like to run, walk, bike our park trails, this may be a great opportunity match. Trail Watch volunteers are active at the following parks: Howard W. Peak Greenway, OP Schnabel, McAllister, Hardberger, Friedrich, Crownridge, and Eisenhower Parks. Attend this orientation to learn more about Trail Watch and about park watch principles from Park Police and Park Staff.
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