Adopt-A-Park is a collaboration between volunteers and Anchorage Parks and Recreation to enhance the quality of Anchorage's parks and green spaces. Volunteers help care for our 223 parks in order to help create clean, healthy spaces for park visitors.
Why should I volunteer?
There are a variety of benefits for individuals and organizations that volunteer, including lower levels of stress and feeling more connected to your community. Volunteering is also a great way to get outdoors! To show our appreciation, Parks and Recreation posts a sign in your adopted park recognizing the work you or your organization is doing.
Who can adopt a park?
Volunteers are groups, organizations, or individuals of all ages who share a common interest in keeping our parks clean and wish to have an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. For best results, we recommend adopting a park near where you live or work or a park that you visit frequently.
What are my responsibilities?
We ask that our Adopt-A-Park volunteers commit to picking up litter and debris at least once a month and calling to inform the Municipality regarding problems that need attention, such as graffiti, homeless camps, trash pick ups, and illegal activities. We provide a contact list to our volunteers that directs you to the appropriate resources for each issue.
You can view and download the complete version of the Adopt-A-Park Leader Agreement here.
How can I get involved?
Is there a park that's particularly close to your heart? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Fehribach at email@example.com or 343-4587 for more information about how to get involved.