Parks and Recreation

Adopt-A-Park Program

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.

What tasks are done by adopting a park?

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 must be approved in advance.

Groups are also asked to report:

  • Vandalism damage
  • Dirty restrooms
  • Graffiti
  • 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.

How do we get additional information?

Contact the Independence Parks Maintenance Division at (816) 325-7362.

 Click Here for an Adopt-a-Park application