Adopt A Park

The Adopt a Park Program provides information, resources, and support to help volunteer groups develop the organizational skills, knowledge and partnerships necessary to adopt and reclaim parks in the City of Flint.

Well-kept parks can: 

  • Add beauty to a neighborhood
  • Provide safe and clean spaces for children to play
  • Provide a place to gather with neighbors
  • Reduce crime and vandalism
  • Improve health by offering opportunities for recreation and exercise
  • Increase property values
  • Reflect the history and culture of the neighborhood
  • Attract new residents, businesses, and investments.

Keep Genesee County Beautiful invites neighborhood groups, block clubs and associations, community and civic groups, non-profit organizations, businesses and other interested parties to become involved in the Adopt a Park program. Volunteer groups assume responsibility for the general cleanliness and condition of a park. We currently work with more than 48 park adopter groups, who are cleaning and beautifying over 62 parks. The City of Flint has limited resources to spend on parks, but has committed to keeping them mowed through the use of contractors beginning in April/May and ending in October of each year. Through a partnership agreement with the City of Flint, the Genesee County Parks and Recreation Commission is maintaining 11 of those parks.

There are still more parks in need of adoption. Adopt a Park applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  Based on the size of the park, more than one group or organization may adopt the park.  Please contact us for a current list of available parks.  The application can be accessed by clicking HERE