Adopt a Trail

The Adopt-A-Trail Program involves interested organizations, individuals, and neighborhood groups who care for their “own” section of trail or restoration site. You can also donate materials, equipment, time, and funds to carry out Parks & Recreation Dept. plans for your site. You may adopt a favorite site or the Volunteer Coordinator can suggest a trail needing your TLC.


Your group may sign up for any or all of these duties. Several groups may adopt-a-trail by sharing duties.

Routine Work:

  • Litter Patrol
  • Cleaning trail of rocks and branches
  • Removing non-native plants
  • Reporting problem spots, especially after storms
  • Reporting encroachments and dumping activity

Work Done as Needed:

  • Planting native trees and shrubs
  • Closing problem side trails
  • Trail repair


The Volunteer Coordinator trains your organization in safe techniques for accomplishing Adopt-A-Trail duties and works with your group to get you started. To solve trail problems, the Volunteer Coordinator maintains contact with your group’s spokesperson.


Groups provide their own tools when possible, but the Volunteer Coordinator will loan hand tools to your group. The city will provide trash bags and pickup of collected garbage. The Parks Volunteer Program delivers trees, shrubs, mulch, gravel, and other materials. You donate the labor. Your work on the trail is the most important contribution you can make.