July 17, 2008
By adopting an Independence city park, your group, organization or school agrees to visit that park once a month to help keep it clean and to make note of any condition that requires attention by park maintenance employees.
By adopting a park you will be helping to extend your tax dollars by allowing City parks employees to spend more time on major renovations, repairs and other much needed maintenance work.
Adoptive groups are asked to:
- Pick up litter
- Sweep court surfaces
- Sweep trails and sidewalks
- Clean picnic tables and benches
- Clean and rake children's play areas
- Weed flower beds
- Plant flowers or trees, if desired
Plants and planting locations mustbe approved in advance.
Groups are also asked to report:
- Vandalism damage
- Dirty restrooms
- Buildings or structures needing repair
- Unsafe conditions
Adoptive groups are not expected to remove graffiti, mow grass, trim vegetation, clean restrooms or perform major maintenance.
Contact the Independence Volunteer Services Department at (816) 325-7385.