Are you passionate about your community and the outdoors? Adopt a Fridley park!
The City of Fridley is looking for community members, organizations, and businesses to adopt a park! Community members and groups will work alongside City of Fridley Park and Recreation staff to help keep our city parks clean and beautiful. You can make a difference in Fridley parks!
Check out the Adopt-A-Park program brochure (PDF) for more information.
Who can adopt a park?
The Adopt-A-Park program welcomes community members and groups to adopt a park including residents, neighborhoods, schools, community groups, faith-based organizations, and businesses. Youth volunteering under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.
What parks can be adopted?
Fridley has over 30 different city parks available for adoption. Check out the Interactive Adopt-A-Park Map to see which parks are available for adoption, and which groups and families have adopted which parks. Springbrook Nature Center, the Little League fields, and Anoka County Parks are not available for adoption.
What responsibilities are involved in adopting a park?
Volunteers will be responsible for picking up litter, removing weeds, maintaining the area around the park sign, and reporting any vandalism or safety hazards to parks staff. Responsibilities may vary from park to park. Adopting a park is a minimum one-year commitment with four clean ups per year.
How can I apply to adopt a park?
You can apply three different ways:
- Fill out the online application.
- Paper application (PDF): Print then mail or deliver an Adopt-A-Park application to Fridley City Hall 7071 University Ave NE, Fridley, MN, 55432
- Call Fridley Parks and Recreation at 763-572-3570 to apply.
After you have been approved to adopt a park, you will have a short training with Fridley Parks staff to learn more about your adopted park.
What happens after I submit an application?
City of Fridley staff will review your application. After you have been approved to adopt a park, you will receive a short training with Fridley Parks and Recreation staff to learn more about your responsibilities and your adopted park. You and members of your group will also have to sign a volunteer expectations and liability form.
As a thank you to all participants in the Fridley Adopt-A-Park program, there will be a sign dedicated to you/your group for the duration of you involvement in the program.
Additional Adopt-A Park Information:
The city is also looking for community members and organizations to adopt a rain garden! The City of Fridley has three sets of rain gardens available for adoption. These rain gardens help improve the water quality and provide pollinator food and habitat. Adopt-a-Rain Garden volunteers will be responsible for cleaning out the rain garden inlet, weeding the garden, and plantings with City provided plants. After you have been approved to adopt a rain garden, you will receive a short training with the City’s Environmental Planner. Adopting a rain garden is a minimum one-year commitment with four clean ups per year.
What rain gardens are available for adoption?
Fridley has four rain gardens available for adoption. The rain gardens available for adoption are:
- Altura Park Rain Garden (ADOPTED)
- 3rd Street and 49th Avenue Bio-swales
- 3rd Street and Horizon Drive Bio-swales
How can I apply to adopt a rain garden?
The application process for adopting a rain garden is the same as adopting a park. When you are applying, select the desired rain garden you are interested in adopting instead of a park. You can apply 3 different ways: