Adopt a Park

Barrett Park Trail

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

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.
  • Monitoring and managing for alien weed invaders.
  • 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.

  • Don Wales
  • Parkland Ski Club
  • Riverside Meadows Learning Centre
  • Marg Buckley
  • Waskasoo Community Association
  • The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre
  • Families Learning Together
  • Linda Lambert
  • Catholic Social Services Community Connections Club
  • G.A (Tony) Blake
  • Grant Johnson
  • Murray Hansen
  • Pete Weddell
  • Shirley Hocken
  • Paul Williams
  • Red Deer River Naturalists
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Schatford Family
  • Cailey Gray
  • Shane Rhyno
  • Catholic Social Services Approved Homes Outreach Program
  • Starbucks Coffee Canada


The following locations have already been adopted.

  • 6021-57 Avenue to 54 Avenue
  • Averill Street to 22 Street to 40 Avenue to 32 Street to 30 Avenue to Averill Street
  • Averill Street to Dunlop Street
  • Barrett Park
  • Bob Johnstone Trail / 45 Avenue Park
  • Central Food Forest
  • Coronation Park
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Glendale Natural Area
  • Grandview Escarpment Park
  • Great Chief Park
  • Heritage Ranch
  • Janet Cook Arbor Park (Snell Gardens)
  • Linear Park between Langford Crescent and Lewis Close
  • Maskepetoon
  • McKenzie Trails
  • North of 32 Street and East of Webster Driver
  • Park north of Loaves & Fishes
  • Plaza Park
  • Rotary Park
  • Taylor Meadow
  • Walker Boulevard - Westlake

For more information on adopting a park, please contact the Parks Section at 403-342-8234. 


Adopt a Park Brochure (pdf)

Adopt a Park Inspection Report (pdf)

Preserve Your Natural Areas & Wetlands Brochure (pdf)