Adopt-a-Park

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Adopt-a-Park Program

Adopting a park is a great way to make a difference in the community. This program provides many different ways for local groups, families, and businesses to get involved and help keep our parks safe and clean.

  • Bagley Park - Open
  • Bicentennial Park  - Hillsboro Kiwanis & High School Key Clubs image of a adopt a park sign
  • Central Park - Open
  • Cherry Lane Trailhead - Open
  • Cornell Creek - Hitachi
  • Dairy Creek Park -  Open
  • Evergreen Park -Open
  • Francis Street Park - Century HS PAC 2 
  • Glencoe Creek Park - Open
  • Gordon Faber Recreation Complex - Acumed
  • Griffin Oaks Park -  Open
  • Hamby Park - Miller Education Connect Program
  • Harold Eastman Rose Garden - Tualatin Valley Rose Society  
  • Hondo Dog Park - Hillsboro Dog Association
  • Jackson Bottom Water Wise Garden - Open
  • Lloyd Baron Rhododendron Garden - Tualatin Valley Garden Club
  • Magnolia Meadows - Open
  • Magnolia Park -REI
  • McKinney Park - Glencoe Health Sciences
  • Noble Woods Park - Open
  • Orchard Park - Oracle
  • Orenco Woods Nature Park - Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Washington County
  • Pioneer Cemetery - Open
  • Reedville Creek Park -Open
  • River House - Hillsboro Rotary Club
  • Rood Bridge Park -Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington
  • Rosebay Park - Open
  • Shadywood Park - Open
  • Shute Park - HSD Independent Transition Services
  • Turner Creek Park - Tualatin Valley Young Marines
  • Walnut Street Park -Open
  • Willow Creek - Open
  • 53rd Avenue Community Park -Open

There may be additional special sites that can be adopted out upon request.

What does it mean to adopt a park?

Adopting a park is a great way for local groups, individuals or organizations to get involved in the community. The primary goal for park adopters is to help keep the parks safe and clean. This can be done through individual park patrols, work parties, or large community events. Image of Hillsboro REI volunteers

What is required to adopt a park?

  • Fill out an Adopt-a-Park Application
  • Set up a meeting with the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss adoption details and create a park work plan based on adopted park and group needs
  • Complete weekly/monthly tasks (less required in winter months)
  • Complete at least two (2) service projects each year

What types of tasks and projects can be done in adopted parks?

There are many different projects that adopters can assist with. Each park provides different needs. These needs will be outlined in the work plan as potential volunteer projects for groups to complete. Weather and time of year also play a role in determining park projects as each season brings different needs. Here are examples of typical projects:

  • Litter pick up Image of Hillsboro Starbucks volunteers
  • Graffitti removal
  • Flower planting
  • Landscape bed maintenance
  • Pruning
  • Spread bark dust/wood chips
  • Wash play equipment
  • Remove invasive plants
  • Raking leaves

Who can adopt a park?

Any local group such as families, individuals, businesses or other organizations can "adopt" a park in Hillsboro.

Is it free to adopt a park?
Image of Hillsboro MEC volunteers
It is free to adopt a park; however, time commitments are needed to complete monthly park tasks.

How do I get tools and supplies to do a project in the park?

Hillsboro Parks and Recreation will provide tools and supplies for park projects. An adopt-a-park kit will be given to the adopter and will include general park clean up supplies. For group service projects, a tool trailer containing all necessary tools and supplies will be provided.

Is there any group recognition for participating in the adopt-a-park program?

Hillsboro Parks and Recreation will install one acknowledgement sign for park goers to see. A press release will be submitted to local papers to announce the adoption, often in conjunction with an adopt-a-park kick off project.


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