Consider Adopting a City Park

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Who’s your daddy, Gateway Park? This orphan park is surrounded by Commercial, Granite and Canal streets, and looking for a volunteer caretaker.

Gateway Park is a little plot of land on a high-traffic area begging to be adopted by a business or individual looking to “have their work seen by thousands of motorists a day.”

It’s just one of 23 sites currently available for “adoption” from a list of 40 sites around the Queen City (click here for the complete list) in need of volunteer upkeep.

The City of Manchester, NH developed Adopt-A-Site to encourage local businesses, landscaping professionals and volunteers to assist with the beautification of City land.Adopt a Park Program.

The opportunities for adoption range from volunteering at your neighborhood park to developing a landscaped traffic median. Parameters are different, depending on what level of effort and commitment you’re up for:

To learn more about the program, or to get involved, contact:

City of Manchester
Parks and Recreation

475 Valley Street
Manchester, NH 03103

Phone: (603) 624-6565


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