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The Adopt-A-Park Program was established in 1989 by the Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department. It is now coordinated by Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful. The program provides the community a chance to become involved in the beautification and enhancement of our parks. The publicly-owned parks could use your personal concern and attention - you can help by participating in the Adopt-A-Park program. Individuals, groups, neighborhood associations, religious institutions, schools, and businesses may have a chance to contribute to the enhancement of their community parks and to provide a much-desired service to our city. The Recreation and Parks Department provides normal maintenance of the parks. But the adopter of the park would provide extra care and attention, which makes a park more beautiful.

General Guidelines

  • A park may be adopted for an indefinite period of time, unless there is another organization wishing to adopt a specific park. If this is the case, there would be a maximum two-year adoption for those parks which are in demand.
  • Your responsibility will be to clean your park a minimum of 4 times a year. This includes picking up litter and placing the filled trash bags by the park's trash cans.
  • Inform your coordinator of your clean-up date at least seven days in advance and include any special requests that you may have.
  • Report any vandalism or possible hazards you may find in your adopted park.

What We Provide

  • We will assist your group in selecting a park for adoption by providing a list of available parks or other helpful information.
  • We will provide trash bags, gloves, etc.
  • We will provide safety instructions, recycling information, and pick up service for collected trash.

Special Projects

Special projects may be undertaken in your park with the approval of the program coordinator and the Recreation and Parks Director. The proposal for a project needs to be in a written format and submitted to the coordinator. The coordinator will discuss the project with the Director. You will be given a response and any special guidelines for your particular project.


Recognition will be given by the placement of a sign in a prominent location with your group's name on it in your adopted park. The sign will remain in the park until your adoption term has ended.

Parks that have been adopted *

  • Ardmore Park - Summit School 7th Grade
  • Belview Park - WSSU Honors Organization and Z. Smith Reynolds Library at WFU
  • Bethabara Park - Forsyth Audubon Society
  • Blum Park - Playboys & Playgirls MC
  • Bolton Park - Community Assisted Residential Env. and the Sizemore Family
  • Brushy Fork Park - Island Culture Z
  • Downtown Strollway - Home Moravian Church and Wells Fargo Green Team
  • Drayton Pines Park - Jonathan R. McCravey Jr.
  • Easton Park - Easton Neighborhood Association
  • Gateway Commons Park - The Snow Family and Friends
  • Granville Park - Alpha Phi Omega WFU
  • Griffith Park - Cub Scout Pack 728
  • Hanes Park - Hanes Park Volunteers
  • Happy Hill Park - In Memory of Marcus Covington
  • Harambee Park - E/NE Neighborhood Association
  • Hathaway Park - Jim M. Argumaniz
  • Hobby Park - Hobby Park R/C Aircraft Club
  • Hobby Park Bike Trails - Forsyth Off Road Bicycle Association
  • Jamison Park - Imprints Cares
  • Leinbach Park - New Church
  • Little Creek Park - Jim Schwarz
  • Muddy Creek Greenway - Imprints Cares
  • Muddy Creek Greenway Connector - New Sherwood Stingrays Swim Club
  • Oak Summit Park - R. H. Barringer Distributing
  • Parkland Park - Middle College of Forsyth NHS
  • Reynolds Park - Iota Phi Theta Kappa
  • Salem Creek Greenway at Reynolds - Winston-Salem Police Explorers
  • Shaffner Park at Yorkshire - Luke and Vivienne Mister
  • Skyland Park - Alexis Devaughn and Family
  • Stratford Road Park - Whole Foods
  • Washington Park - Washington Park Neighborhood Association
*All trails and greenways may be adopted as well.

Who to Contact

Adopt-A-Park Cleanup Report

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