Houston Parks and Recreation Department

H.P.A.R.D. Adoption Programs

 

H.P.A.R.D.’s Adoption Programs are a great way to show your pride & commitment to Houston’s parks & green spaces. Whether you are with a group or business interested in active community involvement, we have a program that will fit your desire to improve the quality of our park system & public land.

There are 5 different Adoption Programs for you to choose from: Adopt-A-Park, Adopt-An-Esplanade, Adopt-A-Sports Field, Adopt-A-Trail, and Adopt-A-Library Green Space. Regardless of the program you choose, your involvement helps us all by making Houston parks & green spaces places that we’re all proud of!





Contact:         Marilu De La Fuente
Information:  832.395.7029
Email:            Marilu.delafuente@houstontx.gov

Adopt-A-Park
This adoption program welcomes homeowners associations & civic groups interested in providing long-term support for the maintenance & aesthetic quality of a park. Term of agreement is 2-3 years.

Adopt-An-Esplanade
This adoption program welcomes organizations, homeowners associations & civic groups interested in providing long-term support for the maintenance & aesthetic quality of esplanades/medians. Term is perpetual, provided adoptee maintains esplanades/medians free of trash, mowed, and edged.

Adopt-A-Sports Field
This adoption program welcomes organizations that wish to adopt a sports field in lieu of paying permitting fees associated with the use of ball fields. This adoption is available for youth leagues only. The term is for 6 months (January-June & July-December). The adoptee is responsible for all maintenance related to the sports field for the entire 6-month period.

Adopt-A-Library Green Space
This adoption program welcomes homeowners associations and civic groups interested in providing long-term support for the maintenance & aesthetic quality of library grounds. Term is 1-year minimum.

Adopt-A-Trail
This adoption program welcomes civic groups interested in providing long-term support for the maintenance and aesthetic quality of a portion of a trail. Term is a 2 year minimum.