Help Keep Burlington Beautiful!
Who can adopt a park?
Any community, civic, or service organization, neighborhood group, or individual can participate in the Adopt-A-Park program.
Why is this program important?
Every person involved in the Adopt-A-Park Program helps to preserve the beautiful park lands in our community.
Expectations of Individual, Group or Organization
- Adopt-a-Park participants are expected to sign at minimum one-year commitment with the City of Burlington Parks Department. If acceptable, the volunteer organization or individual may renew the commitment for additional years.
- Once a month volunteers are asked to enter the park and do a walkthrough. The purpose of a walkthrough is to identify damage, vandalism, or other things that need to be addressed by the Parks Department. A form will be available for you to report what you found during your walkthrough.
- The Volunteer Organization may elect to clean their adopted park on a weekly, bimonthly, or monthly basis.
- Other projects, like planting flowers, adding mulch, painting, and other maintenance may be completed with approval from the City of Burlington’s Park Board.
- For volunteer groups that are unable to commit to a yearly contract, one-time events are also available. One-time events are perfect for groups that still want to do their part, but are unable, or not interested in, officially adopting a park.
- Each volunteer group will designate a group supervisor to be the contact person. The Group Supervisor will complete the Adopt-A-Park agreement and be the contact liaison. The Group Supervisor will also ensure each volunteer signs a waiver of liability-hold harmless agreement before any volunteer work is done.
- Parks are adopted on a first-come, first-serve basis. A list of all the adoptable parks is available upon request. If you would like to request an area to adopt that is not listed, please contact the City of Burlington’s Department of Public Works.
- All volunteers under age 18 must be supervised by a responsible adult.
- When children participate, the Volunteer Organization will have emergency contact information accessible at the site. There must also be one adult supervisor for every five children.
- The group supervisor must contact the City of Burlington’s Department of Public Works at (262)342-1181, Monday - Friday, at least one week prior to the cleanup event so arrangements can be made to pick up debris.
- All participants are required to read the safety information and always conduct themselves in a safe manner while participating in the program.
Program participants will not be allowed to operate City owned, heavy equipment or specialized tools. If specialized tools and/or equipment is needed, contact the Parks Department.
City of Burlington – Department of Public Works
2200 S Pine St. / Burlington, WI 53105 / P: (262)-342-1181