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Adopt a Park
Adopt a Park is a volunteer program that enables groups and individuals to assist in the general care and maintenance of neighborhood parks, green spaces, trails and athletic fields. It is a collaboration between the volunteers and the Elk River Parks and Recreation Department. Our mission is to create a strong sense of community through our parks and programs. Taking ownership in a city park shows citizens and visitors a sense of pride in our city.
Elk River Parks and Recreation welcomes many different organizations, including neighborhood associations, school groups, community groups, seniors, religious groups, businesses, youth groups and individuals to join our efforts to clean up and maintain our Elk River Parks system.
Elk River Parks and Recreation will provide:
  • Training for the type of work you will be doing including safety guidelines
  • Trash Bags
  • Trash pokers
  • A large "Park Clean-Up in Process" sign to use while working
  • Parks and Recreation will remove the filled trash bags
  • Orange vests to use during cleaning
The volunteer(s) agree to read, understand and follow the Safety Guidelines.
  • Volunteers must abide by all City of Elk River Park ordinances and rules.
  • Volunteers must notify a Parks and Recreation staff member to schedule park cleaning and maintenance times.
  • Keep track of time spent volunteering.
  • Return any borrowed equipment and unused supplies
Elk River Parks and Recreation asks for a minimum of one-year commitment. This includes one spring and one fall cleanup.
Acknowledgement and Recognition

Elk River Parks and Recreation will provide: 
  • An official Certificate of Adoption and signage in park recognizing the group/individual.
  • Acknowledgement of your organization or individual on the City website as an Adopt a Park volunteer.
The Adopt a Park program is a great way to show your community support and pride by helping to keep our parks clean. Trash is unsightly and can be dangerous both to people and the environment.  A litter free community is good for everyone.
Simply fill out the application form and turn it in to the Parks and Recreation Department at 13065 Orono Parkway, Elk River, MN 55330

Adopt a Park general program letter
Parks are available on a first come, first serve basis.