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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this volunteer program is currently on hold. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Are you proud of your local park? Do you think it needs a little more love? Want to meet like-minded people?

Adopt a Park is a trial program encouraging community members to volunteer at their favourite park to achieve cleaner, greener parks and increase community pride. Individuals, families, groups, clubs or businesses can participate in litter reduction, park beautification and community education activities.

Pledge your support to a park by attending a number of scheduled on-site sessions held throughout the year. We will provide the materials and assistance you need to adopt your nominated park, including:

  • Supervision of sessions

  • Materials like mulch, rubbish bags, pick-up pincers, fluorescent vests, gloves

  • Educational material such as display posters and pamphlets, dog poo bags, litter bags

  • Support and promotion of mini events

  • A commitment to Work Health and Safety.

Groups meeting and accepting volunteers

  • Plaza Park, The Ponds

  • Lakes Edge Park, The Ponds

  • Lake Woodcroft Reserve, Woodcroft

  • Pat Zikan Reserve, Blacktown

  • Doonside Crescent Bushland Reserve, Woodcroft 

  • Bidwill Reserve, Bidwill 

  • Willmot Reserve, Willmot 

For upcoming session dates and times please view our Adopt-a-Park-Calendar-2020.pdf(PDF, 579KB)

Activities may include

  • litter collection

  • planting

  • mulching

  • weeding

  • removing or reporting graffiti or other vandalism

  • reporting inappropriate behaviours

  • mini events (e.g. BBQ, group exercise, morning tea) to educate park users about correct behaviour such as litter in bins, pick up your dog poo, or not feeding wildlife.

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How do I get started? 

  1. To register your interest in the program, complete the Volunteer Registration form . A council officer will then contact you to discuss. 

  2. Attend your chosen session to pledge your support. 

  3. Participate in Work Health and Safety and Code of Conduct information components. 

  4. Your park is adopted! 


This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

Achievements overview 2015- 2020:

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Individuals, school groups and other organisations have worked together to remove 216 cubic metres of litter (the equivalent to 9 household garbage trucks) from 20 ‘adopted’ parks. The program has seen a decrease in litter in many ‘adopted’ parks with the promotion of community education around responsible rubbish disposal.

Volunteers have also planted, weeded and mulched gardens as well as providing inputs into improvements to engaging with the community.

Funding has allowed Council staff to focus more on education and enforcement relating to problem behaviour such as littering, feeding wildlife and responsible dog control in our parks.

You can all be proud of what we have achieved together!