Adopt-a-Park is a community-led initiative, with a solution-focused approach, managed and coordinated by the City of Stirling. Find out how to get involved
About the project
The Adopt-a-park project was developed to encourage local residents to take back ownership of their local park as an ‘Adopt-a-Park Supporter’, with park users taking the role of:
Trusted guardians: Maintaining their park and enhancing their enjoyment of their green spaces
Park neighbours: Becoming ‘good neighbours’—keeping an eye on the property as an extension of the natural surveillance that occurs during daylight hours.
The objectives of the project are to:
Reduce anti-social behaviour and vandalism in parks and reserves
Enhance the general appearance of the City of Stirling’s parks and reserves
Educate and inform park users of local laws and initiatives, and provide feedback
Promote and instil community pride in local parks and reserves
Provide a sustainable future for one of the City’s major assets.
Why we need local Adopt-a-Park Supporters
The 1,342 hectares of parks and reserves enjoyed by thousands of City of Stirling residents are one of our most valuable community assets. To achieve a sustainable future for approximately 50 major sports reserves and over 400 other parks, and 500 hectares of natural bushland, it is essential that the community actively engage in the life of their parks and reserves.
Both the community and the City value clean, well-maintained facilities that are cared for, attractive and safe. However, the actions of a minority who misuse or damage their local park are at odds with those values.
Support from local communities enables the City of Stirling rangers, security and Parks staff to look after this asset more effectively. By offering to provide regular monitoring and passive surveillance of their local park, volunteers will be establishing a win-win partnership with the City of Stirling.
How to get involved
Contact the Adopt-a-Park Coordinator on 9345 8555 to request the information and registration form or
You can also apply in writing to:
City of Stirling
25 Cedric Street
Stirling WA 6021
What happens once my application is approved?
You will receive simple guidelines on what to do in given situations and, where appropriate, on the spot solutions.
You will be given information about whom to contact when you witness behaviour that is suspicious, illegal or irresponsible, saving you time and removing the frustration when trying to alert the relevant authorities.
Together with other like-minded people, you will be playing an active role in the life of your park, demonstrating to those few that misuse these public green spaces that their behaviour is unacceptable.