Anchorage Parks and Recreation


​​Adopt-A-Garden is a program through which volunteers plant and care for a Municipality-managed flower bed to help beautify Anchorage and make the city a more vibrant and welcoming place for residents and summer visitors.

Why volunteer?

Planting and growing season in Anchorage generally happens between May and September, when everyone, it seems, is anxious to work with plants and flowers, and the Parks and Recreation Department is no exception. The summer months are a great time to get caught up in this frenetic energy of Anchorage, and the Adopt-A-Garden p​rogram offers volunteers the chance to get outdoors and give back to the community. ​

Who can adopt a garden bed?

Volunteers are groups, organizations, or individuals of all ages who share a common interest in beautifying Anchorage and proving why it's called the City of Flowers. Participants are a diverse mix, including groups such as women Marines, Friends of the Chugach Foothills, Girl Scouts, and many more.

What are my responsibilities?

We ask that our Adopt-A-Garden volunteers pick up and plant flowers at the beginning of the summer season, perform basic garden maintenance tasks including watering at least twice a week, weeding, and deadheading at least once per month, and pull flowers at the end of the season. Most of our garden sites do not have access to water, so volunteers have to transport water to their flower beds.​​

How can I get involved?

Have a particular patch of Anchorage you'd like to make pop with color? Contact the Parks and Recreation at 907-343-45​87 for more information about how to get involved, or download and complete the Adopt-A-Garden Leader Agreement​​.

​​Contact Info

Anchorage Parks and Recreation
632 W 6th Ave
Phone: 907-​343-4355

Mailing Address:
PO Box 196650
​Anchorage, AK 99519


Ellen Devine
Community Engagement Coordinator