is a program which partners the City of London with interested
community groups, working together to increase the cleanliness and beauty of our city parks.
All types of groups can Adopt-A-Park
• Service clubs
• Local Businesses
• Neighbourhood Associations
• Running, walking, biking groups
• Sports clubs or teams
• Youth groups
• Faith groups
• Nature enthusiasts
• School groups
The City of London has more than 200 parks ranging in size from
major parks, such as the 140-hectare Springbank Park, to smaller
green spaces - many of which include neighbourhood playgrounds.
There are also specialty parks for skateboarding and dogs
Any of our parks are eligible for ‘adoption’. In the case of
larger parks, a section of the park can be identified.
Caring for your adopted park can include:
and looking after trees & shrubs
Planting & maintenance projects
and reporting of hazards
funds for new park features
Your group agrees to:
Work with the City of London in coordinating
projects & events
Conduct a minimum of two clean up days per year, spring and
for at least two years
Consider hosting additional events and clean-ups throughout the
Record volunteer hours and activities
The City of London agrees to:
Provide the tools you'll need for a successful clean-up day,
including trash bags, gloves, first aid kit, safety equipment, vests & safety information
Help with any inquiries, assistance or guidance you may need
Supply volunteer agreement, registration & waiver forms
Assist with the purchase of trees, shrubs and flowers and
provide guidance and expertise on how to plant
Remove filled garbage bags from the park after you finish
The whole community benefits!
Adopting a park:
your connection to your community
your group together for a common goal - a great way to team
you pride through actively benefiting your community
the cleanliness and beauty of our city parks
Did you know?
volunteer and in-kind contributions could qualify for the
SPARKS! Neighbourhood Matching Fund of $500 to $5,000
towards your neighbourhood enhancement project.
To apply on behalf of your group, please print and complete the Application
Form , then submit to our Community Projects Coordinator, Parks
Planning & Design, by or mail (PO
Box 5035, 383 Richmond Street, Suite 1102, London, ON, N6A 4L9).
For more information, please contact our Community Projects
Coordinator at 519 661-4980.
The Adopt-A-Road Program is a
public service program for volunteers to enhance the local litter
collection activities of the City of London by picking litter along City
road right-of-ways. It is a way for environmentally conscious citizens,
community and civic organizations, private businesses, and industry to
contribute to a cleaner and more beautiful City road system.