Interested in adopting a park, stream, or street in the city to help keep clean and litter-free? George Stilphen, the Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful Coordinator can help set your group up in one of these programs. Email George Stilphen or reach him at (336)771-5161.
Did you recently complete a cleanup for one of the adoption programs? Fill out the Cleanup Report form online.
The Adopt-A-Park Program was established in 1989 by the Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks Department. It is now coordinated by Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful. The program provides the community a chance to become involved in the beautification and enhancement of our parks.
Participating in the Adopt-A-Park program gives individuals and groups a chance to contribute to the enhancement of their community parks and provide a much-desired service to our city. While the Recreation and Parks Department provides normal maintenance to parks, adopters would provide extra care and attention, which makes a park more beautiful.
The following parks have been adopted. All trails and greenways may be adopted as well.
Summit School 7th Grade
Winston-Salem State Univ Honors Organization and Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest Univ
Forsyth Audobon Society
Playboys and Playgirls Motorcycle Club
Community Assisted Residential Environment and the Sizemore Family
Adopt-A-Stream is a program jointly coordinated by Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful and the Stormwater Division of the City of Winston-Salem. Groups are asked to clean up sections of local waterways three times a year and monitor the waterways. Participants in this program must be at least 12 years old.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
Winston Lake at the shelter
Boy Scout Troop 920
Creek at Buena Vista and Reynolda
Centenary United Methodist Church Environmental Council
Silas Creek from Yorkshire Road south to Silas Creek Parkway
Cub Scout Pack 779 of Kernersville
Silas Creek at the Par Course on Silas Creek Parkway
Adopt-A-Street groups are responsible for the cleanup of a stretch of a city street. Currently there are over 70 groups with adopted streets, and Keep Winston-Salem Beautiful is always looking for more groups interested in signing up! Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to participate in the Adopt-A-Street program.
40 and 8 La Societe Voiture Number 982
In Memory of Hardy Royal Jr. and Ruby Royal
Peter's Creek Community Initiative
Allegacy Credit Union
In Memory of James A. Davis, Junior
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority of Winston-Salem State Univ.
In Memory of Johnny Mac Crockett
Prince Hall Masonic Organization
Black Women for Change
In Memory of Ken R. Brady, Junior
Quality Education Academy
Bless the Children
In Memory of Leon Conrad
Boy and Cub Scout Troop 912
In Memory of Marcus Covington
Restoration Christian Fellowship
In Memory of William Combs
Carolina Cruisers Motorcycle Club
James A. Conrad
Rising Ebenezer Baptist Church, Usher Ministry
Robert Dickerson and Family
Corvi Rush and family
Rosie M. Thompson
Cub Pack & Troop 916
Jonathan R. McCravey, Junior
Sigma Beta Club of Phi Beta Sigma, Winston-Salem State Univ.
Daughters of Destiny
Joshua Gray family
Solid Rock Baptist Church
Dedrick "Little" Carpenter
Sonbert Security Systems
Democratic Women Forsyth County
King Cyrus Lodge Number 297 Masons
East/Northeast Neighborhood Assoc
La Deara Crest Estates Resident Council
Tammica C. Ingram and Family
El Buen Pastor Church
Liberty East Redevelopment, Incorporated
Tar Heel Basement Systems
Experiment in Self Reliance
Littering Constitutes Laziness!
Theta Chi Fraternity, Gamma Omicron Chapter, Wake Forest Univ.
Forsyth Tech Mazie Woodruff Center
Theta Mu Sigma/Sigma Gamma Rho, Winston-Salem State Univ.
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
Monica Stowers/Danielle Carrasco
Theta Upsilon Tau Beta Sigma, Winston-Salem State Univ.
Gerry Williams/Allen Tate Realty
Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff
Torrez Care's Nonprofit
Hasaan "HIC #9" Sellars
Northwest Piedmont Service Corps
Old North State Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
West Polo Road Neighborhood Assoc
Ieisha Carter and Family
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Winston-Salem State Univ.
Winston-Salem Masonic Corp
In Honor of David and Larkin
The Osborn Family
Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
In Loving Memory of Bishop Ricky A. Pouncey
Winston-Salem State Department of Bio Sciences
In Loving Memory of Derrick "Body" Dewalt
Parkland High School JROTC
Winston-Salem State Honors Program
In Loving Memory of Jalen "Jigg Marley" Cockerham
Winston-Salem State Psychology Club
In Memory of Crystal Cuthbertson
Winston-Salem State Student Government Association
Inform your coordinator of your clean-up date at least seven days in advance and include any special requests that you may have.
A group may adopt for an indefinite period of time, unless there is another organization wishing to adopt a specific location. If this is the case, there would be a maximum two-year adoption for those areas which are in demand.
Report any vandalism or possible hazards you may find.
Your responsibility will be to clean your park or street a minimum of 4 times a year to remain active. This includes picking up litter and placing the filled trash bags by the park's trash cans. Adopted streams have a minimum of 3 required cleanups a year.
What We Provide
We will assist your group in selecting a location for adoption by providing a list of available parks, streets, or streams, or other helpful information.
We will provide safety instructions, recycling information, and pick up service for collected trash.
We will provide trash bags, gloves, etc.
Recognition will be given by the placement of a sign in a prominent location with your group's name on it. The sign will remain up until your adoption term has ended.