All types of groups can adopt a park, including neighbourhood associations, local businesses, service clubs, schools, "Friends of" groups, and faith groups. Neighbours of the park without a formal association are also welcome to adopt their park.
We require the park adopters to hold at least two clean-ups per year for a minimum of two years.
Other activities can include caring for and watering new trees, additional litter clean-up, planting and aftercare projects, observation and reporting of hazards, graffiti removal, and fundraising for new park amenities. Adopters can work with the Community Projects Coordinator to determine which activities are right for their park.
Contact the Community Projects Coordinator and ask! If you are unsure of which park you would like to adopt we can find one for you based on location, size, etc.
An Adopt-a-Park sign will be installed at key location(s) in the park. The signs are 24" x 24" and include the Adopt-a-Park logo, City of London logo and London Strengthening Neighbourhood Strategy logo, in addition to the adopter group's name in large text. Park adopters will also receive a Certificate of Adoption to recognize their commitment.
There are small amounts of money available each year toward approved Adopt-a-Park projects. Please contact the Community Projects Coordinator for more information.
We also encourage groups with project ideas to apply for the SPARKS! Neighbourhood Matching Fund. Approved projects can qualify for up to $5000 toward a neighbourhood enhancement project.