What is the Adopt a Park program?

A collaborative effort between the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation, the Los Angeles County Parks Foundation a 501 (c) (3) non-profit foundation and the private sector for the purpose of adopting a new or existing scholastic, recreational, beautification, maintenance project, or unmet needs project for any park, hiking trail, nature area, or garden in Los Angeles County or unincorporated area.

Your organization’s involvement will enhance visibility and promote your organization’s commitment to meeting the needs of the residents who utilize County parks. Funding will augment, rather than supplant public funding. The Adopt a Park Program will have a significant impact within the community.

Who can Adopt a Park?

Any individual, business, non-profit organization, or a corporation can improve the quality of life for residents with a special emphasis on the needs of children, their social, mental, and physical well-being. The goal of the program is to achieve a public / private collaboration, promote strategic examples involving park programs, sponsorship opportunities, and community participation. Organizations have long known that investing in communities where their employees and customers live and work makes good business sense.

Where are the Adopt a Park locations?

Communities include: Altadena, Arcadia, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Duarte, East Los Angeles, El Monte, La Puente, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Pearblossom, San Gabriel Valley, South Los Angeles, and Watts. These are just a few of the many locations where Los Angeles County has park locations.

The program also can contribute to the reduction of juvenile crime, increase school readiness, and promote positive social interactions and family bonding while establishing a healthy lifestyle.

How do I Adopt a Park?

It’s easier that you think. Chances are if you live or work in Los Angeles County or the unincorporated areas, there’s a park, trail, natural area, or garden located within miles of you.

  • Organizations can adopt a new or existing park program, recreation, scholastic, beautification, maintenance or unmet needs project. The County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation will work with individual sponsors to fulfill the requests of your organization.
  • All adopting parties must enter into an agreement.
  • The planting of flowers, trees, shrubs, painting, repairs, and maintenance project must be conducted under the guidelines of the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation.
  • Adopt a Trail
  • Adopt a Garden
  • Adopt a Natural Area
  • After School Programs
  • Recreation Leagues
  • Beautification
    • planting flowers
    • planting trees
    • park clean up
  • Donate a Bench
  • Healthy Parks
  • Senior Programs
  • Special Events Programs
For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, please contact:

Maritiza C. Anderson
Marketing Analyst
County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
(626) 330-3494


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