Help Care for Parks, Trails & Off Leash Areas
Volunteers help keep Bend’s parks and trails beautiful and safe places for everyone to enjoy!
Adopt-a-Park or Trail
Groups, businesses, schools or families can adopt a park or section of Bend’s urban trail system. Volunteers commit to visiting their adopted space regularly to help with litter control and to keep an eye out for vandalism, weather damage or potential safety hazards. Volunteers may also help with seasonal projects at their site. Adoptees submit a monthly report on their volunteer activity and are asked to make at least a one year commitment to the program. Bend Park & Recreation District places a small sign in the park or on the trail recognizing the group for their volunteer contribution.
Adopt an Off Leash Area
Volunteer groups that adopt off leash areas help keep those spaces clean and safe for people and their pets. OLA adoptees help by picking up dog poop, pulling noxious weeds like cheat grass and encouraging other park users to do the same. Volunteers may be involved with spring and fall clean up & education days in the parks. Volunteer groups are also asked to complete a monthly volunteer activity report.
Click here to submit a Adopt-a-Park/Trail Visit Report.
Group Park Projects
We love having community support in caring for the parks! Groups may be needed in spring and fall to help with projects like raking, cleaning up plant debris, spreading bark mulch and planting. Projects vary by season and current district need. Contact Kim Johnson at 541-706-6127 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about potential projects.