Adopt A Park

Adopt a Park is a program where community groups, churches, and businesses partner with the City of Detroit to help maintain city parks by cutting the grass and keeping the park clean.

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Adopt-A-Park FAQ

1) Keep the park clean and free of debris every week. (See below for trash pick up
2) Mow the grass at least once every 10-14 days so it doesn’t get taller than 6 inches.
3) Trim grass and/or remove weeds around and/or under or along park edges, fences, paths, trees, and equipment.

Yes, but you must call 

 to let us know to make a pick up. Please neatly bag all debris you collect from the ground or in garbage cans.  Place, separated piles of trash, tree debris and tree limbs on the curb of the park in an accessible area. 

You may drop off trash, bulk waste, and compost-able materials collected from your park at one of the City’s two drop off sites. You must present a government-issued photo ID that shows you are a resident of Detroit. 

*Note these locations are closed 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for lunch.* 



Southfield Yard: 12255 Southfield, between Plymouth and 96
Monday thru Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Davison Yard: 8221 W. Davison, between Livernois and Wyoming
Tuesday thru Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Parks will be inspected every other Monday throughout the summer, starting on. May 14 and ending October 1.  The inspection schedule is below.

May 14th & May 29th

June 11 & June

July 9th & July 23th

August 6th & August 20th

September 4th*** & September 17th

October 1st

    * May 29 – parks will need to be cleaned before and after the Memorial Day weekend
  ** June 25 – parks will need to be cleaned before and after the 4th of July weekend
*** September 4 – parks will need to be cleaned before and after the Labor Day weekend

Each park will be assessed on each of the three commitments: cleaning, cutting, and trimming. A score of 3 is “excellent”; 2 is “adequate”; and 1 “needs improvement”. 

Brilar LLC 
13200 Northend Ave., Oak Park, MI 48237 
Attention: Larry Yaffa 
(248) 547-6439 

J.E. Jordan Landscaping 
19415 W. McNichols, Suite V, Detroit, MI 48219 
Attention: Jamie Jordan 
(248) 773-2622 

Motor City Grounds Crew
1420 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
Attention: Aaron Smith
(313) 757-2672
Payne Landscaping 
15777 Harper Detroit, MI 48224 
Attention: Terry Payne 

(313) 888-6770 x-12 or x-10

WH Canon
36700 Northline Rd, Romulus, MI 48174
Attention: Andrea Canon
(734) 941-3900

 All events and athletic uses must be pre-approved by the Recreation Department. Please contact them A.S.A.P. as depending on the nature of your event, you may need to get special permits that take several weeks to obtain. As an Adopt a Park Partner, you may be eligible for waived fees. Make sure to mention you’re a partner on the forms! Please refer to the forms in the partner packet for setting up events or registering for athletic field use and contact: 

All improvements must be approved by the Recreation Department. Please refer to the form (Park Improvement Authorization Form along with the Gift Letter of Request) in the partner packet for making improvements and submit it to:

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For any additional issues or concerns, please contact: 

Marcella Davis
General Services Department Park Coordinator
(313) 224-5555