What is the Adopt-A-Park program?
The Adopt-A-Park program is designed to get corporate citizens, neighborhood groups, schools, and other community organizations involved in preserving and enhancing the community’s 120 parks. Adoption Partners and their members take part in routine volunteer projects such as trash pick-up and graffiti removal and may also assist with larger special projects such as mulching, plantings, bench construction, painting and other work.
Who can participate?
Any group, organization or business is welcome to participate. Generally, adoption partners agree to volunteer a minimum of two days per year. Metro Parks will complete an Adoption Agreement with each partner, detailing the Partner's Commitment. Groups may adopt an entire park, or an area, trail, or lake within a park.
How do I take part?
Groups interested in becoming Adoption Partners in the Mayor’s Adopt-A-Park program can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, or download the application form here.
Present Partners Include:
Gresham, Smith & Partners (Shelby Park)
Toonerville Trolley Neighborhood Association (Toonerville Trolley Park)
Strand Associates (Irish Hill Park)
Irish Hill Neighborhood Association (Irish Hill Park)
Old Louisville Neighborhood Council (Central Park)
Jefferson County Coroner's Office (River Valley Cemetery)
Derby City Team Bank of America (Camp Taylor Memorial Park)
Second Street Neighborhood Association (Magnolia Park)
Clifton Heights Community Council (Clifton Heights Greenway)
Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church (Ben Washer Park)
Portland Promise Center (Boone Square Park)
Louisville Disc Golf Association (Charlie Vettiner Disc Golf Course)
CSL Plasma Services (Baxter Square Park)
Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood Association (Willow Park)
Tyler Park Neighborhood Association (Tyler Park)
Trinity High School Merton House (Seneca Park)
Louisville Bicycle Club (Wayside Park)
Alpha Tau Omega, University of Louisville (Stansbury Park)
District 5 & Shawnee Neighborhood Association (Shawnee Park)
Louisville Grows , YouthBuild, & Youth for Christ (Shawnee Park)
Environmental Law and Land Use Society, University of Louisville (Cherokee Park, Cochran Hill)
Expeditors International, Inc. (Iroquois Park)
Fern Creek United Methodist Church (Chickasaw Park)
Fighting Chance of Louisville/Shawnee Boys & Girls Club (Shawnee Park & Chickasaw Park)
Kentucky Mountain Bike Association (Waverly & Cherokee Park Trails)
National Association of Black Veterans: KY and Louisville Chapters (Shawnee Park Lily Pond)
St. Francis High School (Cherokee Park, Willow Pond)
Metro Corrections (Beargrass Creek Greenway)
Kentucky Waterways Alliance (Beargrass Creek Greenway)
The Extreme Park Stewards (Louisville Extreme Skate Park)
Chickasaw Tennis Association (Chickasaw Tennis Courts)
Beargrass Creek Alliance (Beargrass Creek in Cherokee Park)
Chestnut Street Family YMCA (Sheppard Park)
George Rogers Clark Neighborhood Association (George Rogers Clark Park)
Butchertown Neighborhood Association (Story Avenue Park)
Southern High School Fishing Team (McNeely Lake)
* Current Partners click here to download Adopt A Park Handbook and forms