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.

  • A Gathering Place
  • Bernadine Fiske
  • Cailey Gray
  • Catholic Social Services Approved Homes Outreach Program
  • Catholic Social Services Community Connections Program
  • Don Wales
  • Families Learning Together
  • G.A (Tony) Blake
  • Girl Guides of Canada
  • Glen and Diane Adkins
  • Grant Johnson
  • Jesus Rock of Ages Church
  • Linda Lambert and Lee Christensen
  • Lindsay Wiebe
  • Melvin Heinrichs
  • Murray Hansen
  • Neighbours of Gaetz Park
  • Parkland Ski Club
  • Paul Williams
  • Pete Weddell
  • Red Deer River Naturalists
  • Riverside Meadows Learning Centre
  • Schatford Family
  • Shane Rhyno
  • Shirley Hocken
  • Starbucks Coffee Canada
  • The Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre
  • Waskasoo Community Association


The following locations have already been adopted.

  • 6021-57 Avenue to 54 Avenue
  • 30th Avenue from Deer Park Alliance Church north to 55 Street 
  • 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
  • Centennial Plaza Park 
  • Central Food Forest
  • Coronation Park
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Gaetz Park 
  • Glendale Natural Area
  • Grandview Escarpment Park
  • Great Chief Park
  • Great West Adventure 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
  • Oldring Crescent Island
  • 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)