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:
|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|
|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|
|Kiwanis Club of Rochester - Day Makers||Bear Creek Trail to Pinewood Road|
|Church of the Resurrection||Eastwood|
|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|
|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:
- Print the the Program and Agreement file.
- Keep the Program sheet for reference.
- Select an available park from the Parks Available for Adoption file.
- Fill in the Agreement sheet.
- 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.