Lisle district launches Adopt-a-Park program
Lisle Park District's new Adopt-A-Park program is designed to give residents a chance to show pride in their community, spend time outdoors and help the district keep its 40 parks clean and litter free.
The program trains residents and business members who wish to assist in the general care and maintenance of parks and park amenities by selecting a specific location to care for.
It's open to individuals, businesses, schools, youth groups, church groups, neighborhood associations, senior citizens, or any other community group wishing to participate.
All participants should be older than 18 unless accompanied by an adult supervisor.
Adopt-A-Park volunteers are encouraged to commit to one year of service and scheduling at least six workdays a year. Park and program staff members will provide a kit of tools and supplies to assist in completing the tasks, which include picking up litter, removing weeds around the playgrounds, spreading and raking mulch, raking leaves, cleaning sand in playgrounds, general seasonal cleanup, sweeping pathways, and light graffiti removal.
Some special request tasks may include assisting with annual flower bed planting at Sea Lion Aquatic Park and Connelly Park, painting, planting projects or removal, and major weed removal or pruning.
Participants can adopt an entire park, or a particular area within a park. Adoptable parks include: Beau Bien, Candlewood, Community, Connelly Memorial, Kingston, The Museums at Lisle Station, Ramp, Sea Lion Aquatic, and Surrey Ridge.
For details, call Adopt-A-Park volunteer coordinator Lisa Leone at (630) 353-4304 or go to lisleparkdistrict.org/adopt-a-park.