Adopt-a-Park

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The Adopt-a-Park Program is a new volunteer opportunity that builds a sense of community pride and ownership around every park/facility in the City of Idaho Falls. The City of Idaho Falls Department of Parks and Recreation believe that the success of the Idaho Falls park's system depends on the support, assistance, advocacy and enthusiasm of community volunteers. Through the Adopt-a-Park Program, we seek to find the best practices and strategies to work together to enhance the park system.



Adopt-a-Park Quick Facts

Commitment: Adopter(s) commit to volunteering and caring for the park for 12 months from the date of adoption. Minimum expected volunteer service: 1 day a month volunteering in the park  

Requirements: 

1.) Review Volunteer Guidelines and Sign Volunteer Agreement

2.) Adopters must be 18 years or older

3.) Report Volunteer work days to the volunteer coordinator

4.) Keep track of volunteer numbers and hours report to Volunteer Coordinator quarterly numbers

Who can Participate?

Athletics Organizations

Business or Other Community Organizations

Civic Groups

Faith-Based Organizations

Individuals

Neighborhood Associations

Schools (groups and teams)

Service Organizations

Youth Groups

What will you be doing: 

Routine and basic maintenance of the park.  

Litter cleanup

Painting, graffiti removal, minor repairs

Manual invasive plant removal and habitat restoration

Mulching, weeding, watering

Getting started: 

Check MAP for park availability

Fill out Adopt-a-Park Application

Meet with Volunteer Coordinator to discuss adoption

Wait for approval on application

Once approved, begin volunteering