Adopt A Park

The Adopt-A-Park Program provides an opportunity for individuals, volunteer groups, neighborhood associations and businesses to take an active role in the maintenance, improvement and beautification of local parks, trails and green spaces for all to enjoy.  Neighbors and community groups volunteer their time to improve their assigned park.  Adopters can work on a variety of projects including planting and maintaining flower beds; maintaining trails and paths; painting and caring for park structures; cleaning up litter; planting and mulching; and generally making sure the park is in order. 

Groups wishing to Adopt-A-Park may contact Friends of the Portage Parks using the Adopt a Park Application.  A park coordinator will work to identify an available park and create a plan customized for your group.  A minimum commitment of one year, with at least four cleanups per year will be requested.  Park adopters can plan a schedule that fits their need, but must contact the park coordinator at least one week in advance to identify any particular projects for the park and to arrange for needed tools and materials and schedule trash/brush collection. 

In recognition, a sign will be placed in the assigned park with the name of the adopting group, which also serves as a visible statement of their ongoing commitment to maintaining the area as a resource for the community.

Parks Available for Adoption: 

  • Bishops Bog
  • Celery Flats (North)
  • Central Park
  • Haverhill Park
  • Lakeview Park
  • Lexington Green Park
  • Portage Creek Bicentennial Park
  • Schrier Park
  • South Westnedge Park
  • Veteran's Memorial Park
  • West Lake Nature Preserve

Thank you to community sponsors who have adopted the following parks:

  • Celery Flats (South) - Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Eliason Nature Reserve - BASIC HR Solutions 
  • Harbors West Park - Conybeare Law
  • Millennium Park - Troop 80387
  • Oakland Drive Park - Families of Portage
  • Ramona Park - Friends of Ramona Park 
  • Westfield Park - The Vista Apartments & Townhomes