By adopting a park, Monticello residents, schools, clubs and service organizations are making our parks more beautiful for everyone. The volunteer work also helps extend the benefits of tax dollars by enabling City parks employees to spend their time on other crucial projects, such as major renovations, repairs, and maintenance work.
Adopt-A-Park allows citizens, and particularly park users, to show pride in their community. It is set up for groups to visit the park of their choice on a regular basis to pick up litter and to perform other tasks to help keep the park clean. Local service organizations, youth organizations, church groups, and neighborhoods can have fun while providing a community service.
Adopting a park isn’t just about work; it’s about fun! Your group’s time at your adopted park could include a picnic, outdoor games, or a fishing outing (in some parks). Best of all, it’s an opportunity to get to know one another better.
Adoptive groups may be asked to:
Have two (2) scheduled dates of trash collection
Bags for trash collection provided by the City
Please contact the City for trash bag pickup
Notify Park Superintendent of trash collection dates
Sweep court surfaces
Clean picnic tables and benches
Clean and rake children’s play areas
Plant flowers or trees, if desired (Plants and planting locations must be approved in advance.)
Groups are also asked to make note of:
Buildings or structures needing repair
Adoptive groups are not expected to mow grass, trim vegetation, clean restrooms or perform major repairs or maintenance.
Groups that have adopted in the past are given first chance at adopting the following year!
For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 763-295-3170 or the Monticello Parks Superintendent 763-271-3276.