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Adopt-a-Park & Adopt-a-Trail

The Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a-Trail programs are a partnership between Des Moines Parks and Recreation, community members, public or private organizations and local businesses to assist in the cleanup and beautification of parks and trails.

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How to Apply
  1. Read the program description, review the checklist, and read the Return to Play Protocol.
  2. Gather your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, or organization (or just yourself!) and brainstorm which park or trail section you might want to adopt, or check out the list of adoptable areas below.
  3. Determine how much time you are willing to spend and what type of schedule you may want to have to do cleanups.
  4. Designate a Volunteer Leader and fill out the Adopt-a-Park/Trail Agreement.
  5. Send Agreement to the Field Coordinator at to review. Coordinator will contact the group leader to coordinate remaining details.
Note: Single-day cleanup events are also welcome. Email with any questions.
List of Adoptable Parks and Trails
Completed an Event?
Fill out the Summary Report