Adopt A Park

What is Adopt A Park?


The Adopt A Park Program is an opportunity for local businesses and organizations to be hands-on members of the team that keeps our city parks in top condition. A program of this kind becomes increasingly important in times of smaller budgets and scarce resources. The contribution of your group’s time and effort will ensure that Mount Dora Parks remain among the most beautiful in the state.

Why Adopt A Park?


  • Grow your organization through community service and team building.
  • Enhancing parks promotes civic engagement, pride and environmental stewardship.
  • Help raise maintenance levels, increase the quality of parks and facilities and help to beautify Mount Dora Parks.

How does the program work?


Your group, business or organization may adopt a park after consultation with Parks and Recreation staff. We will assist you in determining which park will benefit most from your efforts and will be most convenient for your corps of volunteers. We ask that your group make a commitment to your adopted park for at least one year. Maintenance efforts will be tailored to your adopted park and may include:
  • Painting
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Litter Pick-Up
  • Small-Scale Gardening and Landscaping
  • Sweeping Walkways
  • Tree Planting and Stewardship

Who can participate?


  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Church Groups
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Fraternal Organizations
  • Clubs
  • Youth Groups
  • And You!
Groups wishing to adopt a city park shall have a mission that does not conflict with the Parks and Recreation Department’s mission, including its initiatives to promote wellness and healthy lifestyles in a family-friendly environment. The Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to deny requests from groups whose mission, goals or history are counter to the mission of the Parks and Recreation Department and the City of Mount Dora or which discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.

What areas can you adopt?


  • Sports Fields and Courts
  • Existing Garden Areas
  • Trail & Greenway Segments
  • Playgrounds
  • Pavilions
  • Park Areas
  • Ground Areas around city facilities
Adopt A Park Program Application & Information