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Metro Newsroom

Mayor Announces New Adopt-A-Park Partners

Tuesday December 29, 2009

On Monday, December 27 at Boone Square Park, Mayor Jerry Abramson unveiled a plaque recognizing the work of one of 10 new partners in the city’s Adopt-A-Park program.

The program encourages local companies, non-profits and neighborhood groups to adopt-a-park and get involved with preserving and enhancing it.

“Our parks are such an asset to Louisville but maintaining them is a huge task, especially at a time when we are forced to do more with less,” said Abramson. “But with the help of volunteers, they can continue to flourish.”

Adoption partners and their members participate in routine projects like trash pick-up and graffiti removal. They may also help with special projects like mulching, planting, bench construction, and painting.

Participants must volunteer a minimum of four days per year. Any group, organization or business is welcome to join.

The Adopt-A-Park program is operated by Metro Parks and the Olmsted Conservancy.

With addition of 10 new partners, there are 24 Adopt-a-Park participants.

Groups interested in adopting a park should contact Mike Slaton, Metro Parks Volunteer Coordinator at 456-8156 or visit our Volunteer Section.

New Adopt-A-Park Partners

1) Portland Promise Center, Boone Square

2) Louisville Disc Golf Association, Charlie Vettiner Disc Golf Course

3) CSL Plasma Services, Baxter Square

4) Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood Association, Willow

5) Tyler Park Neighborhood Association, Tyler

6) Trinity High School - Merton House, Seneca

7) Louisville Bicycle Club, Wayside

8) Kentucky Disc All Stars, Iroquois Disc Golf Course

9) Old Louisville Neighborhood Association, Central

10) West Louisville Tennis Group, Chickasaw Park Tennis Courts