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 employee groups are all welcome to participate. All participants should be over age 18 unless supervised by an adult.

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