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Adopt a Park

The Adopt-A-Park Program was established in 1989 by the Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department. It is now coordinated by Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful. The program provides the community a chance to become involved in the beautification and enhancement of our parks. The publicly-owned parks could use your personal concern and attention - you can help by participating in the Adopt-A-Park program. Individuals, groups, neighborhood associations, religious institutions, schools, and businesses may have a chance to contribute to the enhancement of their community parks and to provide a much-desired service to our city. The Recreation and Parks Department provides normal maintenance of the parks. But the adopter of the park would provide extra care and attention, which makes a park more beautiful. 

General Guidelines

  • A park may be adopted for an indefinite period of time, unless there is another organization wishing to adopt a specific park.  If this is the case, there would be a maximum two-year adoption for those parks which are in demand.
  • Your responsibility will be to clean your park a minimum of 4 times a year. This includes picking up litter and placing the filled trash bags by the park's trash cans.
  • Inform your coordinator of your clean-up date at least seven days in advance and include any special requests that you may have.
  • Report any vandalism or possible hazards you may find in your adopted park.

What We Provide

  • We will assist your group in selecting a park for adoption by providing a list of available parks or other helpful information.
  • We will provide trash bags, gloves, etc.
  • We will provide safety instructions, recycling information, and pick up service for collected trash.

Special Projects

Special projects may be undertaken in your park with the approval of the program coordinator and the Recreation and Parks Director. The proposal for a project needs to be in a written format and submitted to the coordinator. The coordinator will discuss the project with the Director. You will be given a response and any special guidelines for your particular project.


Recognition will be given by the placement of a sign in a prominent location with your group's name on it in your adopted park. The sign will remain in the park until your adoption term has ended.

Parks that have been adopted *

Ardmore Park - Summit School 7th Grade

Belview Park - WSSU Honors Organization and Z. Smith Reynolds Library at WFU

Bethabara Park - Forsyth Audubon Society

Blum Park - Playboys & Playgirls MC

Bolton Park - Community Assisted Residential Env. and the Sizemore Family

Brushy Fork Park - Island Culture Z

Downtown Strollway - Home Moravian Church and Wells Fargo Green Team

Drayton Pines Park - Jonathan R. McCravey Jr.

Easton Park - Easton Neighborhood Association

Granville Park - Alpha Phi Omega WFU

Griffith Park - Cub Scout Pack 728

Hanes Park - Hanes Park Volunteers

Happy Hill Park - In Memory of Marcus Covington

Harambee Park - E/NE Neighborhood Association

Hobby Park - Hobby Park R/C Aircraft Club

Hobby Park Bike Trails - Forsyth Off Road Bicycle Association

Leinbach Park - New Church

Little Creek Park - Jim Schwarz

Muddy Creek Greenway Connector - New Sherwood Stingrays Swim Club

Reynolds Park - Iota Phi Theta Kappa

Salem Creek Greenway at Reynolds - Winston-Salem Police Explorers

Shaffner Park at Yorkshire - Luke and Vivienne Mister

Skyland Park - Alexis Devaughn and Family

Stratford Road Park - Whole Foods

Washington Park - Washington Park Neighborhood Association

*All trails and greenways may be adopted as well.

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