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Adopt a park, roadway or gateway

The City of Ottawa’s Adopt-a-Park or Roadway or Gateway program encourages community involvement in the care and maintenance of our parks and roadways. 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.

Here’s how it works:

  • Volunteers take on park or roadway clean-up projects to improve safety, the environment and to keep the city clean, green litter and graffiti free.
  • By removing the debris and litter, it ultimately protects the water quality of our rivers and fish habitats.
  • The volunteers’ involvement in clean-up projects needs to be a minimum of twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall.
  • The City asks individuals and groups to make a long-term commitment of a minimum of two years to provide continuity to the program.
  • To acknowledge these important efforts, each park, roadway or gateway is furnished with a sign presenting the names of the adopting individual or group. The sign is displayed for the adopting period.

For more information on the program and how to get involved, visit the city’s website.