Adopt-A-Park

Make a difference in your community, and get involved in Newark’s Adopt-A-Park/Stream Program.

The City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department has designated eligible park/horticulture areas for adoption by individuals, families and groups. Participants will be responsible to help maintain their adopted park in an effort to keep it litter free!

We would like to thank the following individuals, families, and organizations for their commitment to the Adopt-a-Park Program:

Currently Adopted Parks

  • Bent / Briar Lane Open Space | Mary Smedley
  • Christina Creek | Hans Family
  • Coleman Park | Smith Family
  • Coverdale Park | Raeanne Pierce
  • Curtis Mill Park | Methvin Family
  • Devon Park | Tim English & Family
  • Dorothy Miller Park | Energy & Environmental Policy Student Association
  • Edna Dickey Park | Pi Chapter of Lambda Kappa Omega
  • Fairfield Crest Park | Conkey Family
  • Fairfield Crest Connector Trail | Glenn Zelluk
  • Folk Park | Kindness Matters in Delaware Youth Group & Adam Morris
  • Hidden Valley Park | Menzer Family
  • Hillside Park | Stickly Family
  • James F. Hall Trail | The College School
  • Jerry Fickes Trail | Toole Family
  • Kells Park | Sigma Alpha Professional Agriculture Sorority & Bradley Family
  • Leroy Hill Park | Pike Family
  • Lumbrook Park | Delaware School for the Deaf
  • Mason Dixon Trail | Wilmington Trail Club
  • Newark Reservoir | Community Systems Inc.
  • Norma B. Handloff Park | Boy Scout Troop #56
  • Olan Thomas Park | Troop 719 Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay
  •  Phillips Park | Newark Center for Creative Learning
  • Rahway Park | The Moss Family
  •  Redd Park | Raeanne Pierce
  • Rittenhouse Park | Gallaher Family & Bancroft Family
  • Stafford Park | McBride Family


If you are interested in adopting a space of your own, please contact Bill Johnson at (302) 366-7000 or by e-mail. This is your opportunity to aid in the beautification and maintenance of Newark’s parkland.

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