Adopt-A-Park Program

Let’s keep our community clean and safe! You and your group can Pick-a-Park or Pick-a-Spot, it will be your responsibility to maintain the area you choose. Each group can have different responsibilities from picking up litter, painting, mulching, and even planting! If you have an idea, please share and we can help you put it in motion. Contact the SEPR Department or print an application to get started!

Possible Parks Up For Adoption:
Robin Glen, River Ridge, Ann Street, & Fox MeadowKeep in mind that if a different location is closer to your home and more convenient, of course, we want you to adopt that site…just call us and we’ll work with you! 

Thank You To These Great People/Groups That Have Already Made A Difference! 

  • Bike Path Park – Mary and Jim Freeman
  • Blackhawk Park – Cub Scout Pack 76 
  • Blackhawk Park Signs - Girl Scout Troop 1047
  • East Avenue Park - Girl Scout Troop 1462
  • East Avenue Bike Path Entrance- Elgin Jr. Woman’s Club 
  • Footprints In Time - Barbara & Samantha Harville 
  • Fox Meadow Park Sign - Girl Scout Troop 1457 
  • Jim Hansen/Lion’s Park - South Elgin Little League 
  • Jim Hansen Park Signs - Steve & Nancy Ward 
  • Garden Plots (Spring St)- Willard Elementary School 
  • McLean Blvd. - Sunbury to Spring St. - RunFurShelter
  • Peaslee House – South Elgin Heritage Commission
  • Pickerel Point/Crystal Spring Park – Joyce and Doyle Ware
  • Raymond Gardens- Dave and Bonnie Starr
  • Shady Lane Natural Area – Ray and Lue Schrieber
  • Sperry Park - South Elgin Youth Football
  • Stowell-Peddy Park – Cub Scout Pack 251
  • Stowell-Peddy Park - Girl Scout Troop 122
  • Stowell-Peddy Park Islands - Girl Scout Troop 357
  • Sunbury to Spring Street- Sara Johnson
  • Tredup Park - Mid Valley Raptors Lacrosse
  • Tredup Park West- LaFarge Valley Forge and Village- Village Court Residents

Adopt-A-Spot
This program is for the busy person who still wants to help but maybe cannot take on a whole park or doesn’t have as much time. These areas are typically much smaller in scale, but we think have the same impact. In fact if you know of an area that the Village owns and you envision a flower bed there or just want to enhance it, give us a call, we’ll work with you! 

Here are a few suggestions for adopting a spot: North and South Lancaster Circle entryway islands, Hobart Drive entry island, Kingsport Drive entry island, Gyorr Road Island, Thornwood Ave. Island, Pioneer Park, raised flower bed at Ann Street Park, various landscape beds in the downtown, Park names signs at the individual parks.

Adopt-A-Park Application