Adopt-A-Park Program

Adopt-A-Park Program is volunteer based and supported by individuals, families and groups that not only want to get their hands dirty but also want to have fun! It is designed to accommodate a variety of philanthropic goals and budgets.   Are you ready to Adopt-A-Park? Help us reach our goal of offering the most enjoyable and rewarding recreational experience possible while helping to protect and preserve our natural, cultural, and historical resources.

Examples of short-term and long-term Adopt-A-Park Projects include:

  • on-going litter patrol for our parks, beaches and trails
  • cleaning and raking children’s play areas
  • painting projects
  • planting trees, spreading mulch
  • removal of invasive species or re-vegetate with native plants
  • create wildlife habitat
  • interpretive/educational instructors, guides and/or leaders for programs
  • park or facility improvement projects (design, fund, build and install) ie. kiosks, shade structures, benches

Volunteers must be able to:

  • provide project reports
  • document volunteer hours and financial contributions/donations

Parks & Recreation Department will:

  • confer with volunteers to provide information, guidance and support
  • review and consider proposed Adopt-A-Park projects
  • monitor projects and improvement
  • provide supplies and/or materials that are mutually agreed upon

Currently Adopted:

C.W. Clarke (Shandon) PoolShandon Valley Lions Club
El Chorro Regional Park
(Dog Park) – SLO-4-Pups
Elfin ForestSmall Wilderness Area Preservation
Heilmann Regional Park (Disc Golf) – SLO Throwers
Lopez Lake Recreation AreaCentral Coast Concerned Mountain Bikers, Friends of Lopez Lake and others
Mesa Meadows Natural AreaMesa Meadows Volunteers
Nipomo Regional Park (Dog Park) – Friends of Nipomo Dog Park
Nipomo Regional Park (Pickle Ball Courts) Nipomo Area Recreation Association
Nipomo Trails – Ride Nipomo
Pirates Cove Wales Cave Conservancy
San Miguel Pool San Miguel Lions Club
Santa Margarita Lake Recreation Area
 – CCCMB, Back-country Horsemen
Shamel Park (Bandstand)Rotary Club of Cambria
Templeton PoolTempleton Lions Club
Vineyard Dog Park – Vineyard Dog Park

Thank you for your interest and please contact us at 805.781.5930 to get started with your Adopt-A-Park proposal.