Adopt a Park

Is there a green space in Red Deer that’s special to you? Why not adopt it?
Barrett Park Trail

Red Deer’s Waskasoo Park system is the envy of many cities. You can help protect the parks and the wildlife that inhabit them by adopting a park.

Your commitment can be as simple or as involved as you choose. With Adopt a Park, you can work as an individual, group or business to protect the green spaces that make living in Red Deer so unique.

What would I have to do?

Adopting a park is a commitment, but the amount of time you put in can vary.

Here are some examples of what adopting a park or trail can mean:

  • Picking up litter along creeks, trails, manicured parks or natural areas.
  • Watching for alien weed invaders and managing them as necessary.
  • Keeping an eye open for natural damage or dangers, vandalism, inappropriate use, and reporting such activity to Parks staff or the RCMP as appropriate.


Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who spend countless hours beautifying our parks and natural areas. We appreciate your dedication and admire your passion for our City.

Grant Johnson
Diane & Glen Adkins
Lorraine & Tony Blake 
Colleen Bredo
Carl Demers
Josh, Debbie Fournier
Linda Cullen-Saik
Murray Hansen
Melvin Heinrich
Daryl Holien
Denise Rambow
Don Wales
Talbot, Jen, Jack, and Marin Walton
Lindsay, Emily Weibe & Stacey Walls
Don & Kelly
Don & Tony
Maureen Sawisky
Porcia Yparraguirre
Emmanuel Anigbogu
Joan Swanson
Darwin Roscoe
Grant Johnson
Diane & Glen Adkins
Lorraine & Tony Blake
Waskasoo West Community
Carl Demers
Bernadine Fiske
Josh Fournier
Waskasoo Community Association
Appollo Landscaping Ltd.
Melvin Heinrich
Shirley Hocken
Daryl Holien
Todd Schatford
Sylvia & Dwayne Simmons
Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre
Don Wales
Talbot, Jen, Jack & Marin Walton
Lindsay & Emily Wiebe
Heritage Ranch Ski Trail Groomers
Red Deer River Naturalists
Maureen Sawisky
Starbucks Coffee Co.
A Gathering Place Clubhouse
Joan Swanson
HHHS K&E Program Volunteers
Charlene Peel
Mark Rant


The following locations have already been adopted:

Arb Close
Barrett Park & Escarpment
BMX Park and area (Taylor Bridge to apartments) 
Centennial Plaza Park 
Clearview Neighbourhood Park
Gaetz Park 
Galbraith Park
Glendale Natural Area 
Grandview Escarpment Park and Grandview Linier Park & Pathway (between 43 Avenue and 43A Avenue north of 39 Street)
Great West Adventure Park
Heritage Ranch
Kerry Wood Drive (South side from 56 Ave to Taylor Bridge)
Langford/Lewis Linear Park
Michael O'Brien 
O'Connor Green
Oldring Crescent 
Riverview Avenue Park
Rotary Park & 47 Ave
Rotary Picnic Park 
Stephenson Park Trail & Southbank Trail (train bridge to Capstone)
Taylor Meadow 
Trails and green space around Hunting Hills High School
Victoria Park
Victoria Park 
Walker Blvd 
Westlake Detention Pond Park

For more information on adopting a park, please contact Parks and Public Works at 403-342-8238 or email


Adopt a Park Brochure (pdf)
Adopt a Park Inspection Report (pdf)
Preserve Your Natural Areas & Wetlands Brochure (pdf)