Adopt-A-Park

Adopt a Park Brownsville
Volunteers in a group picking up trash at park clean up

ADOPT-A-PARK/TRAIL

Do you love the City Of Brownsville’s amazing parks and trails? Help us care for our beautiful lands by being an active participant in our Adopt-A-Park/Trail program.

The primary goal and purpose of the City of Brownsville Adopt-A-Park /Trail program is to establish beautiful and well-maintained parks, clean and free of litter. 

Adopt-A-Park energizes new neighborhood volunteers to participate in activities that build community support and advocacy for public parks and green spaces while creating a beautiful, cleaner environment for all to enjoy.

Why participate?

The City of Brownsville is fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful parks, trails and open spaces:

  • 37 parks (over 1000 acres of parkland).
  • 32 miles of hike and bike trails
  • 55 athletic fields
  • 3 Gymnasiums 

We're only naming a few.  With these wonderful amenities comes the great responsibility to be good stewards of these public lands, and we could use your help caring for and helping beautify our parks and trails for everyone to enjoy.

Who can participate?

Open to all individuals and organizations in the Colorado Springs community, including but not limited to:

  • Businesses
  • Faith-Based Groups
  • Individuals and families
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Recreation Enthusiasts
  • Youth Groups
  • Schools (groups and teams)
  • Scouts

Park Cleaning

What’s the commitment?

We ask that an adopting group or organization make a one-year commitment to meet at least 4 times a year.  Group will work with our staff to determine dates/logistics/etc to clean-up their adopted park or trail. An adoption sign recognizing the group/organization’s efforts will be placed at the adoption location after three months of service.

How do I apply?

Step 1: Call the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Parks Operations Manager  (956) 547-6873 to see if the area you want to adopt is available. 

Step 2: Carefully review the forms. Complete and return the application and the Waiver of Liability. All participants must sign the waiver each and every time they participate in a clean-up event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.

Step 3: Reserve the equipment for your clean-up date. Contact Parks Operations Manager Daniel Salinas (956) 547-6873 to get on the calendar to reserve equipment and set a date to pick it up.

Step 4: Conduct your clean-up.  Make sure everyone signs in.

Step 6: Return the equipment at the end of the event. This will help us catalog the equipment and make sure it's available for the next group.

Note: All adoptions are first-come, first-serve. Groups will retain the first right of refusal for their areas. Groups must assign a Group Leader to be the contact person for the City of Brownsville Parks Recreation Department Events Coordinator.