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Tempe Citizens Invited To Adopt A Park

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Photo by Elliott Brown

Tempe, Ariz.- Now that the weather’s cooling down, it’s the perfect opportunity to help make your neighborhood a better place to play.

Tempe is excited to introduce a new volunteer program that provides residents with the opportunity to have a role in managing and maintaining their neighborhood parks – Tempe’s Adopt-A-Park program.

After the large turnout of volunteers at community cleanup events, the City created the Adopt-A-Park program as a way to coordinate year-round opportunities for the dedicated neighborhood groups, community organizations and local businesses so that they can continue to enhance the appearance, safety and cleanliness of Tempe parks.

In 2009 there were more than 7,000 volunteer hours performed by various corporate, church, high school and college groups. As well as both private and social organizations. In 2001, 10 Eagle Scout projects were accomplished at Tempe parks. In the first half of 2010, 30 projects totaling more than 6,000 volunteer hours were completed in Tempe parks.

Clean, green and safe parks are an essential part of creating and maintaining a friendly and healthy community. Tempe’s parks help to increase the visual appeal of neighborhoods and provide a safe place for neighbors to gather, friends to meet and kids to play.

All Tempe parks are eligible to be adopted. For more information on adopting a park visit www.tempe.gov/parks/adoptapark/ or contact Edith Ross at 480-350-2952 or edith_ross@tempe.gov.

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