Adopt a Park

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In order to enhance the quality, usability, and lovability of our parks, the City of Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is seeking volunteer groups to assist with litter pickup, preservation, and maintenance of our parks.   

Who can participate

Volunteers from civic organizations, social clubs, neighborhood associations, individual families, faith organizations, school groups, or

Program commitment

The adopting group must fill out an application, establish co-coordinators, and commit to working at least one day per month during the eight-month period of April through November.  A release and waiver liability form must be completed for every adult and minor that participates.  Groups also are required to participate in the Earth Day Kick-off in April.

Submit completed applications and waivers to:

Adopt a Park Program
2100 Ridge Ave, Suite 1100
Evanston, IL 60201

or send by email to

Adoptable Parks

Ackerman Foster Monroe
Alexander Garden Morris
Baker Gilbert Patriots
Beck Grandmother Penny
Bent Grey Perry
Brummel Richmond Harbert Philbrick
Burnham Shores Hinman Porter
Butler Hobart Quinlan
Cartwright Howell
Centennial Independence Sargent
Chandler Ingraham Smith
Clark-Square Kelley South Blvd
Clyde-Brummel Larimer Southwest
Congregational Lawson St. Paul
Dawes Leah Lomar Stockham
Dobson/Brummel Tallmadge
Eggleston Levinson Torgerson
Eiden Lighthouse Landing Trahan
Ellingwood Lovelace Twiggs
Elliott Lunt
Thank you to the following groups

for joining our efforts to keep Evanston's parks clean and safe for all.

Adopted Parks

Park Group Name
Mason Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Omega Pi Zeta Chapter
Clark St. Beach Bird Sanctuary Evanston North Shore Bird Club
Oldberg Al-Jassar Family
Snyder Children of South Evanston
Firemans The Noyes Street Neighbors
Chandler  Justin Wynn Fund
Jennifer Morris Cultivate Urban Rainforest &
Gallery and Main-Dempster Mile
Leahy  The Kmet Family
Raymond Beacon Academy