The Adopt-A-Park Program is a collaborative effort between Covington residents and city government to improve and maintain our parks. Neighbors and community groups volunteer their time to improve their chosen park. Adopters can work on a variety of projects including planting and maintaining flower beds; maintaining the trails and paths; painting and caring for park structures; cleaning up litter; planting, mulching, and watering trees; and generally making sure the park is in order. You will work with the Adopt-A-Park Coordinator to create a plan customized for you and your park. We provide moral support, technical expertise, and coordination with City of Covington services; we can also provide publicity, planting materials, and tools.
What is the time commitment?
The time commitment is a minimum of one cleanup event each month May-September. Generally, an Adopt-A-Park events lasts two to three hours depending on the project. For example, planting ten trees may take 12 volunteers three hours, while litter clean up may take a handful of neighbors an hour.
How much does it cost?
It's free! We can provide all the necessary supplies, such as mulch and tools.
What type of events do Park Adopters hold?
Typical events include planting flowers, removing trash, placing woodchips around trees, and mulching flowerbeds. Other possibilities include removal of invasive shrubs and weeds, planting trees, or installing a rain garden. The only limits to the list of activities you can choose from are the park's needs and your interests.
If your organization, business, or family is interested in naming a recreational facility or park after an organization, business or individual that has provided a 60% or more financial contribution in support of the City of Covington Park and Recreation projects please click the below link for more information or contact Parks and Recreation Director Molly Glass at 901-476-3734.