Adopt-A-Park

Briardale Park equipment

Are you passionate about your community and the outdoors? Adopt a Fridley park!

The City of Fridley is looking for community members, organizations, and businesses to adopt a park! Community members and groups will work alongside City of Fridley Park and Recreation staff to help keep our city parks clean and beautiful. You can make a difference in Fridley parks!

Check out the Adopt-A-Park program brochure (PDF) for more information. 

Who can adopt a park?

The Adopt-A-Park program welcomes community members and groups to adopt a park including residents, neighborhoods, schools, community groups, faith-based organizations, and businesses. Youth volunteering under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult.

What parks can be adopted?

Fridley has over 30 different city parks available for adoption. Check out the Interactive Adopt-A-Park Map to see what parks are available for adoption. Springbrook Nature Center, the Little League fields, and Anoka County Parks are not available for adoption.

Altura Park
ADOPTED 
Creek View ParkHackmann Circle Park
ADOPTED
Logan ParkPlymouth Square Park

Springbrook Park
Briardale Park
ADOPTED
Ed Wilmes ParkHarris Lake Park ADOPTEDMadsen Park
ADOPTED
Rivers Edge Way ParkSummit Square Park    ADOPTED
Commons ParkEdgwater Gardens ParkInnsbruck ParkMeadowlands Park ADOPTEDRiverview Heights ParkSylvan Hills
Community Park Farr Lake ParkJay ParkMoore Lake ParkRuth Circle Park
ADOPTED
Terrace Park
ADOPTED
Craig Park
ADOPTED
Flanery Park  
ADOPTED
Jubilee Park

Oak Hill Park

Skyline Park
ADOPTED 
West Moore Lake Park 
Creekridge Park
ADOPTED
Glencoe ParkLocke Lake ParkPlaza Park



What responsibilities are involved in adopting a park? 

Volunteers will be responsible for picking up litter, removing weeds, maintaining the area around the park sign, and reporting any vandalism or safety hazards to parks staff. Responsibilities may vary from park to park. Adopting a park is a minimum one-year commitment with 4 clean ups per year.

How can I apply to adopt a park?

You can apply 3 different ways:

  1. Fill out the online application
  2. Paper application (PDF): Print then mail or deliver an Adopt-A-Park application to Fridley City Hall 7071 University Ave NE, Fridley, MN, 55432
  3. Call Fridley Parks and Recreation at 763-572-3570 to apply.

After you have been approved to adopt a park, you will have a short training with Fridley Parks staff to learn more about your adopted park.

What happens after I submit an application?

City of Fridley staff will review your application. After you have been approved to adopt a park, you will receive a short training with Fridley Parks and Recreation staff to learn more about your responsibilities and your adopted park. You and members of your group will also have to sign a volunteer expectations and liability form.

As a thank you to all participants in the Fridley Adopt-A-Park program, there will be a sign dedicated to you/your group for the duration of you involvement in the program.

Additional Adopt-A Park Information:


20180827_125735cropAdopt-A-Rain Garden

The city is also looking for community members and organizations to adopt a rain garden! The City of Fridley has 4 sets of rain gardens available for adoption. These rain gardens help improve the water quality and provide pollinator food and habitat. Adopt-a-Rain Garden volunteers will be responsible for cleaning out the rain garden inlet, weeding the garden, and plantings with City provided plants. After you have been approved to adopt a rain garden, you will receive a short training with the City’s Environmental Planner. Adopting a rain garden is a minimum one-year commitment with 4 clean ups per year.

What rain gardens are available for adoption?

Fridley has 4 rain gardens available for adoption. The rain gardens available for adoption are: 

  • Altura Park Rain Garden (ADOPTED)
  • Jay Park Rain Garden
  • 3rd  Street and 49th Avenue Bio-swales  
  • 3rd Street and Horizon Drive Bio-swales

How can I apply to adopt a rain garden?

The application process for adopting a rain garden is the same as adopting a park. When you are applying, select the desired rain garden you are interested in adopting instead of a park. You can apply 3 different ways:

  1. Fill out the online application
  2. Paper application (PDF): Print then mail or deliver an application to Fridley City Hall 7071 University Ave NE, Fridley, MN, 55432
  3. Call Fridley Parks and Recreation at 763-572-3570 to apply.