Learn about some of our wonderful park adopters!
Liberty Glen HOA at Burr Oak
The Liberty Glen Homeowners Association has adopted Burr Oak Park for many years. This group of park neighbors holds a spring volunteer workday each year to tend to gardens and any other tasks that will prep the park for summer. They also advocate for park improvements and are the eyes and ears of the park!
UofM Hospital Radiology at Fuller Park
The University of Michigan Hospital Radiology Department became adopters of Fuller Park in spring 2022. Their first volunteer workday was held in April to cut back nonnative invasive honeysuckle in one of the park's wooded spaces. We are looking forward to working with them in the future to improve and enhance the park in many ways!
Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North at Gallup Park Butterfly Garden
Established in 1991 by the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North, the Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden located in Gallup Park, off Geddes Rd. has flourished and thrived over time. The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North continues to care for the gardens by doing frequent weeding, spreading woodchips and adding to the perennial native flowers. The garden attracts butterflies and hummingbirds by having very specific plants and flowers including New England aster, butterfly weed, prairie dock and more. 27 species of butterflies can be found in the garden!
The Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North is a service group dedicated to the complementary purposes of fellowship and service to others, accomplished through a variety of local and international projects with broad member participation in partnership with other people and organizations, in the spirit of Rotary International.
For more information about the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor North and the butterfly garden you can visit their website.
Toyota & Subaru of Ann Arbor at Gallup Park
The Toyota and Subaru dealership of Ann Arbor on Jackson Road has adopted Gallup Park in spring 2022. They will volunteer several times this year to help with various beautification and stewardship projects. We're looking forward to partnering with them to make Ann Arbor's most popular park even more inviting and enjoyable for all!
Lower Burns Park Neighborhood at Graydon Park
Graydon Park has been adopted by the Lower Burns Park Neighborhood association for several years. This group of park neighbors helps with beautification and stewardship projects within the park's neighborhood parcel. They advocate for park improvements, act as the eyes and ears of the park and hold a neighborhood volunteer event to prep the park for summer each year.
Kilburn Park neighbors
The gardens of Kilburn are cared for by a wonderful park neighbor and the neighborhood association coordinates a spring volunteer workday each spring with Adopt-a-Park.
The Lions Club at Liberty Plaza Park
The Lions Club is an International Community Service Organization that is dedicated to serving others and actively helping to improve the lives of all people. The Lions Club works with Adopt-a-Park each year to weed, mulch and plant a variety of plants in the sensory garden at Liberty Plaza.
The sensory garden has a variety of different plants that are chosen to maximize sensory impact. Folks walking by the garden are encouraged to touch and interact with the garden's unique textures, scents, shapes and bright colors.
Target at Mary Beth Doyle Park
The Ann Arbor Target has been an adopter since spring 2021. Mary Beth Doyle is a beautiful park and we love having a dedicated group to help with clean-up and stewardship projects that provide the extra TLC that the park deserves! Target holds several volunteer events each year including litter picks ups and planting in the park's rain gardens.
The People's Food Co-op at Sculpture Plaza
The People's Food Co-op, which is located adjacent to the park, has been an adopter of Sculpture Plaza since prior to 2010. They get the park ready for summer each spring by tidying up, weeding and mulching the park's gardens. Sculpture Plaza is a great resting and lunch spot in Kerrytown and we love having a local business to help with maintenance and beautification!
Mitsubishi at Southeast Area Park
Mitsubishi is an automotive dealership located in Ann Arbor. This group of individuals helps to maintain Southeast Area Park by picking up litter, weeding the playgrounds, maintaining the garden at the park sign and more!
Trinity Lutheran Church at South Maple Park
Trinity Lutheran Church became adopters of South Maple Park in 2021. They held monthly park clean-ups for much of the year and partnered with Adopt-a-Park to work on beautification and stewardship projects including picking up litter, weeding the playground and cutting back nonnative invasive shrubs. We appreciate their dedication to keep South Maple Park an inviting space for all!
U of M Sustainable Living Experiences at South University Park
The Sustainable Living Experiences program at the University of Michigan provides an inclusive environment for first-year students to develop leadership in sustainability and environmental justice issues. Since 2020, the group has helped with landscaping projects at South University Park including weeding, removing nonnative invasive plants, spreading mulch and planting.
Wurster Park Neighbors
A neighborhood group has partnered with Adopt-a-Park for many years to provide extra care and stewardship in Wurster Park. These volunteers tend to park gardens and native plants, remove nonnative invasive vegetation, prune trees and coordinate with staff to advocate for improvements. A neighborhood workday is often help in the spring or early summer.
2019 - DocNetwork at Buhr Park
DocNetwork is a software company providing an electronic health record system for camps, child care centers and schools. Their group partnered with us on a wide variety of park projects including removing litter, weeding and mulching landscaping and caring for the Buhr Park's numerous rain gardens.
Check out their vlog on DocNetwork's experience volunteering at Buhr Park.
2018-2019 Eldor Automotive at Maryfield Wildwood Park
Eldor Automotive Powertrain partnered with Adopt-a-Park during 2018 and 2019 to help with beautification and stewardship projects at Maryfield Wildwood Park
. Their office held park workdays about once per month and volunteer projects included maintenance in two park gardens, spreading woodchips on the playground and removing nonnative invasive plants in the park's wooded area.