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The Adopt-a-Park Program is a great community service activity that gives the citizens of Rochester the opportunity to participate in helping to keep the parks clean and looking good.  The primary duties of participants is to pick up litter and report any vandalism or unsafe conditions they observe in the parks.  So if your group, organization, family or yourself are interested in doing something to make the community a better place to live, work and play, consider Adopting-a-Park.
The Rochester Park & Recreation Department extends a very appreciative thank you to all the current and past participants of the Adopt-a-Park Program for their hard work and dedication toward making Rochester a nicer place to live and play.  The following list recognizes all the current participants.


Current list of participants: 

Participants NE Parks
Eastside Pioneers Neighborhood Association East
Cardinal of Minnesota Northern Slopes
Children's Place Nursery School Silver Lake Adventure Playground
Sertoma Club Silver Lake Sertoma Square
Service Saturday Silver Lake - West 
Stonehedge Collaborative Stonehedge Estates


NW Parks
Lincolnshire/Arborglen Neighborhood Assn. Arborglen
Rochester Snorkel & Scuba Club Foster Arend
PossAbilities of Southern Minnesota Goose Egg
Friends of Indian Heights Park Association Indian Heights
The Strauss Family Manor
In Loving Memory of Austin John Melville Schmidt
Widseth Smith Nolting - Engineers Architects Land Surveyors Summit Pointe
Friends of Indian Heights Park Association Thompson Mill Race
The Tim Sitzer Family Viking
Lehman Daycare Wedgewood Hills
Rochester Rotary Club White Oaks
Rochester Sunrisers Kiwanis Club Trail - N Broadway to W River Pkwy
 Thistle Do Gooders Douglas Trail - 7th St NW to Valleyhigh Trailhead 
 Widman Family Elton Hills Run 


SE Parks
Kiwanis Club of Rochester - Day Makers Bear Creek Trail to Pinewood Road
Church of the Resurrection Eastwood
Friendship Place Friendship
SEH Mayo Memorial / Civic Center
Eastside Pioneers Neighborhood Association Mayo Park - Buffalo Wallow
Family & Friends of Kristi Lambert Parkside
Tim and Melissa Gerlesberger Family Pinewood Ridge
Henry Nowicki Family Valleyside Estates


SW Parks
Friends of Baihly Meadows Park Baihly Meadows
The Broski Family   Scenic Oak
Julie & Jeff Larson Keller & Kids Soldiers Memorial Field - West of Gibbs Dr.
Harry & Cindy Kerr Southern Hills
Harry & Cindy Kerr Southern Woods
Vonwald Group Home St. Marys
VFW Post 1215 and Harry & Cindy Kerr Willow Creek Reservoir

How to Adopt-a-Park

If you and/or your group are interested in Adopting-a-Park download the Program and Agreement file.  If you accept all the terms of the program:
  1. Print the the Program and Agreement file.
  2. Keep the Program sheet for reference.
  3. Select an available park from the Parks Available for Adoption file.
  4. Fill in the Agreement sheet.
  5. Mail or drop-off the Agreement at the Park and Recreation Department. 
If you have questions, please contact the Rochester Park & Recreation Department at 328-2525.

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