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.
Who can participate?
Business or Other Community Organizations
Schools (groups and teams)
What is the time commitment?
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.
Will I need to provide my own equipment?
DPR will provide trash and recycling bags, recycling information, safety guidelines, litter grabbers and bags. Adoptees can check out safety vests and work gloves.
How will my adoption be recognized?
Signage with the adopters name at the location of the adopted park or trail
Certificate of Appreciation for the service year
Letter of recognition by the director of DPR
Recognition on the DPR social media channels
How do I get started?
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.