Adopt-A-Park Programs

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Volunteering during the COVID-19 Pandemic

To protect the health of staff and the public, please note that only the Adopt-A-Trail program is operating at this time.

Certain requirements, such as minimum time commitments, have been relaxed during the pandemic to encourage more people to take part.

Instruction is provided by phone, and staff arrange for contactless pickup of pickers, vests and bags. For information, please contact the program coordinator at 604-927-6312 or for information.

Become a volunteer today!

Our Adopt-A-Park programs are for residents of all ages who are interesting in being stewards of our community’s parks including our trails, our pollinators (bees & butterflies), our sports dugouts & benches, and our Little Sports Libraries. Businesses, community organizations, schools, families or individuals can all become volunteers.

Interested in joining our Adopt-A-Park program?  See the details below or contact for more information.

What programs are available?

The Adopt-A-Park program is full of possibilities. Check out the links below to learn more about the different ways you can get involved:

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  • Adopt-A-Trail

  • Adopt-A-Pollinator Hotel

  • Adopt-A-Sports-Library

  • Adopt-A-Dugout

  • Adopt-A-Little-Library

  • Adopt-A-Bench

Why become an Adopt-A-Park volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to stay active in your community. You can take pride in:

  • A sense of ownership of your local parks
  • Engaging with your community in the great outdoors
  • A chance to leverage your skills, expertise and creativity

What do I need to volunteer?

Time! The most important thing you need is time—and a love for your community. The possibilities are diverse and are suitable for all ages and abilities, plus, we provide any equipment where required!

Volunteer Perks

  • All materials and equipment are provided by the City
  • Recognition in the community with plaques and signs
  • A chance to enjoy volunteer events throughout the City

Learn more about our volunteer requirements here.

Liability & Safety

All volunteers must be registered with the City and have a successfully completed a Police Information Check. Volunteer activity logs must be up to date and accurate.

Safety Standards

  • Any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Report all accidents and injuries immediately to the City Coordinator
  • Have access to a phone. Carry a cell phone and/or know where there are accessible phones along your route in case of an emergency
  • Park fixture should not be ‘fixed’ or changed in anyway without coordinator approval
  • Stay out of park during storms or high winds
  • Wear gloves, safety vests, suitable footwear and appropriately dress for the weather


Parks, Recreation and Culture Services Coordinator 

Parks, Recreation and Culture Services