Adopt a park in New Smyrna Beach and get signage

Esther Street Park, New Smyrna Beach, Fla / Headline Surfer®Photo for Headline Surfer® /
Ester Street Park on the beachside is among nearly two dozen scenic parks in New Smyrna Beach that are available for adoption in terms of keeping clean and allowing for signage recognizing the commitment.
 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Nearly two dozen city parks are up for adoption as part of a new program launched by the City of New Smyrna Beach. From small, 1-acre pocket parks to larger waterfront public areas with playgrounds, individuals and groups may sign up to clean up a park for one year.

“Well maintained parks not only are a source of pride, they also are key to the quality of life for our residents,” said Faith Miller, New Smyrna Beach maintenance operations director, told Headline Surfer in an emailed press release.“Having a corps of volunteers to augment the City’s limited staff resources will help us to keep our assets aesthetically pleasing and safe.”

Fasith Miller / New Smyrna Beach facilities maintenance operations / Headline Surfer®“Well maintained parks not only are a source of pride, they also are key to the quality of life for our residents,” said Faith Miller, New Smyrna Beach maintenance operations director, told Headline Surfer in an emailed  press release.“Having a corps of volunteers to augment the City’s limited staff resources will help us to keep our assets aesthetically pleasing and safe.”

Adoptive park parents must commit to clean up activities at least monthly and participate, as available, in special projects such as landscaping, Miller said.

Picking up litter, pulling weeds, spreading mulch, planting foliage and notifying the City of needed maintenance are typical park duties that would be conducted by volunteers. Adoptive groups will be recognized on park signage. The City will supply needed tools, equipment and materials for projects.

A list of the parks up for adoption, an application and additional program materials are online at http://cityofnsb.com/adopt-a-park.

For more information, please call 386-.424-2202. 

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