Residents Sign Up to Adopt Their Local Park

09 May 2019

When the City recently asked residents to adopt a nearby park, dozens of community-minded locals answered the call.

The City hosted a series of four Adopt-A-Park registration events between March and May this year, which resulted in more than 80 people signing up to be part of the program.

Adopt-A-Park supporters are the eyes and ears of their adopted parks and are responsible for reporting any matters of interest to the City like graffiti, broken equipment and over-full bins. Their efforts help the City respond faster to any issues needing attention, which can make a real difference in our community.

While residents can join the City’s Adopt-A-Park program at any time, the recent recruitment events served to boost supporter numbers with the City home to more than 400 beautiful parks and reserves.

Mayor Mark Irwin said the well-established Adopt-A-Park program was a highly successful joint effort between the City and residents that continued to benefit the entire community.

“More than 600 residents have joined Adopt-A-Park since it started over 11 years ago,” Mayor Irwin said. “We have extremely dedicated supporters out there who keep so many of our parks looking great for everyone to enjoy.”

“I’d like to thank our newest Adopt-A-Park supporters who signed up at the recent registration events and to those supporters already part of the program.”

To sign up to Adopt-A-Park, visit and click the ‘Become an Adopt-a-Park supporter’ tab.

Residents can also sign up to receive regular Adopt-a-Park newsletter via the City’s website.

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