The Adopt-A-Park/Trail Program (APAT) is volunteer program that gives the community the opportunity to work with Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) to keep its parks and trails clean and attractive. The adopter will be responsible for maintaining the parks / trails by picking up litter, maintaining flower beds, painting, spreading playground mulch including safety surfacing and other manual labor.
The adopter must be willing to make a 1-year commitment to their designated park or trail completing a minimum of 6 projects per year. The number of cleanup projects is prorated based on the adoption approval date. DPR does accept applications for 1-time or short term projects.
DPR will provide trash and recycling bags, recycling information, safety guidelines, litter grabbers and bags. Adoptees can check out safety vests and work gloves.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the parks and trails currently available for adoption email the APAT coordinator or call 919-560-4355.
For more information about the Adopt-A-Park/Trail program, email DPR Volunteers.