The mission of the ADOPT-A-PARK program is to engage Knox County citizens in helping to enhance our park system.
WHAT IS ADOPT-A-PARK?
ADOPT-A-PARK is a volunteer program that recruits and trains citizens to assist in the general care, supervision and maintenance of neighborhood parks and greenways. Adoption will augment, rather than replace, publicly funded maintenance and will have a significant impact on the quality of life in our community.
ADOPT-A-PARK is an opportunity for businesses, community groups, families and civic-minded individuals to lend a hand in the preservation and beautification of our county parkland. It helps educate the public about the importance of providing clean and safe parkland and trails for the enjoyment of all.
ADOPT-A-PARK can be flexible to suit your philanthropic goals. Your time and effort are all thatís needed. However, financial contributions are also welcome and are fully tax-deductible. They can be designated for the property or facility of your choice.
Volunteers perform tasks at their location a minimum of twice per month.
One-time projects are also available.
WHO CAN ADOPT A PARK?
Businesses, community groups, schools, youth groups, faith based organizations, and families or individuals are all encouraged to participate in the program.
BENEFITS OF ADOPTING A PARK:
The ADOPT-A-PARK program contributes to community pride and promotes positive social interaction while establishing a healthy lifestyle. Benefits exist for both individuals and organizations.
Gratification of knowing that you are helping to enhance the quality of life in your community. Activity for a healthy lifestyle that enhances the physical and emotional well-being of participants.
Investing in communities where their employees, customers or members live and work makes good business sense. Employee and member participation will create an atmosphere of social and economic concern through volunteerism and charitable giving. Help employees and members maintain a healthy lifestyle, contributing to better productivity and quality of life. Participation will increase organization name recognition and visibility.
Knox County will erect an ADOPT-A-PARK sign in the park bearing the name of the adopting individual(s) or organization. The sign will remain while the adopter is actively participating in the program.
Adopterís name will be listed on the Knox County Parks and Recreation website. Adopters will be invited to an annual recognition event.