This initiative offers citizens and groups opportunities to improve their communities by dedicating time, talent, and/or dollars to improving Toledo’s public greenspaces and gardens. It provides the City of Toledo with a means to publicly recognize the efforts and dedication of those who volunteer to maintain parks, boulevards and gardens, while improving the appearance and livability of Toledo.

The City of Toledo owns and manages:

  • 125 parks
  • 312 Boulevards/Parkways
  • 146 Cul de Sacs

These sites are managed by the Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry within the Department of Public Service.

Parks, gardens, and parkways can be a source of pride and distinction for citizens living or working near them.  Adopt A Park offers the following options to expressing your pride in Toledo while receiving public recognition:


Help in the periodic or on-going maintenance of a City of Toledo Park. Activities could include trash pick-up, replacing boards to park benches or picnic tables, removing graffiti, or providing watchful eyes on activities that are occurring in a given park.

Boulevard / Cul-De-Sac Maintenance

Individuals, groups and organizations wishing to express civic pride can adopt a boulevard. This would involve signing a maintenance agreement with the Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry. This agreement would outline a mowing schedule, which the group would be obligated to follow as a minimum guideline. This agreement would also include obligations to keep the site litter-free and free of piles of sticks and debris. In return, the Division of Parks, Recreation and Forestry would erect a sign identifying the volunteer group as having “adopted” the site and thanking the group for its pride in Toledo! 

For more information call 419.245.3357.