City of Toledo
Office of Mayor D. Michael Collins
May 7, 2014
Adopt-A-Park agreement and information on line
Residents of the City of Toledo and business owners have volunteered countless hours to help beautify Toledo's boulevards, triangles, parks and other publicly owned property. To help aid neighborhoods, businesses or community organizations in formally adopting one of our 145 parks, 312 boulevards/parkways or 146 cul de sacs, legislation was recently passed by City Council to formalize the process. We have placed the information on the Adopt-A-Park program and a downloadable agreement on our website – toledo.oh.gov under Public Service – Parks, Recreation & Forestry Division.
Adopt-A-Park offers the following options for community involvement while receiving public recognition:
Help in the periodic or on-going maintenance of a City of Toledo Park. Activities could include trash pick-up, replacing boards to park benches or picnic tables, removing graffiti, or providing watchful eyes on activities that are occurring in a given park.
Boulevard / Cul-De-Sac Maintenance
Individuals, groups and organizations wishing to express civic pride can adopt a boulevard. This would involve signing a maintenance agreement with the Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry. This agreement would outline a mowing schedule, which the group would be obligated to follow as a minimum guideline. This agreement would also include obligations to keep the site litter-free and free of piles of sticks and debris. In return, the Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry would erect a sign identifying the volunteer group as having "adopted" the site and thanking the group for its pride in Toledo!
For additional information on this program please contact Dennis Garvin, Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry at 419-245-3357.
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