Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a-Road activities have now resumed. While we are excited to be back, processing applications will require additional time. We appreciate your patience during this time.
In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ottawa, remember to factor physical distancing into your cleanup plan.
Adopt-a-Park or Road is a city-wide program that encourages community involvement in the care and maintenance of parks and roadways. It is a partnership between volunteers and the City. The program is open to community groups and individuals of all ages who want to take an active role in enhancing the quality of life in our community.
Volunteers take on park or roadway clean up projects to improve safety and promote a healthy natural environment by keeping the City clean, green, and free of litter and graffiti. In addition, by removing the debris and litter from the City streets, it ultimately protects the water quality of our rivers and fish habitats.
Adopt volunteers make a commitment to cleaning up a park or roadway:
- A minimum of twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall
- For a period of two to five years to provide continuity
To acknowledge these important efforts, a sign presenting the name of the adopting individual or group is displayed on the park or roadway throughout the adoption period.