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 Marcus Covington
Allegacy Credit Union
In Memory of William Combs
Prince Hall Masonic Organization
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority of Winston-Salem State Univ.
James A. Conrad
Quality Education Academy
Black Women for Change
Bless the Children
Restoration Christian Fellowship
Boy and Cub Scout Troop 912
Jonathan R. McCravey, Junior
Carolina Cruisers Motorcycle Club
Joshua Gray family
Rising Ebenezer Baptist Church, Usher Ministry
Robert Dickerson and Family
Corvi Rush and family
King Cyrus Lodge Number 297 Masons
Rosie M. Thompson
Cub Pack & Troop 916
La Deara Crest Estates Resident Council
Sigma Beta Club of Phi Beta Sigma, Winston-Salem State Univ.
Daughters of Destiny
Liberty East Redevelopment, Incorporated
Solid Rock Baptist Church
Dedrick "Little" Carpenter
Littering Constitutes Laziness!
Sonbert Security Systems
Democratic Women Forsyth County
East/Northeast Neighborhood Assoc
Monica Stowers/Danielle Carrasco
Tar Heel Basement Systems
El Buen Pastor Church
Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff
Theta Chi Fraternity, Gamma Omicron Chapter, Wake Forest Univ.
Experiment in Self Reliance
Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods
Theta Mu Sigma/Sigma Gamma Rho, Winston-Salem State Univ.
Forsyth Tech Mazie Woodruff Center
Northwest Piedmont Service Corps
Theta Upsilon Tau Beta Sigma, Winston-Salem State Univ.
Galilee Missionary Baptist Church
Old North State Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
Trail to Life Troop 942
Great Commission Community Church
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Winston-Salem State Univ.
The Osborn Family
West Polo Road Neighborhood Assoc
In Honor of David and Larkin
Winston-Salem Masonic Corp
In Memory of James A. Davis, Junior
Parkland High School JROTC
Winston-Salem Rescue Mission
In Memory of Ken R. Brady, Junior
Winston-Salem State Department of Bio Sciences
In Memory of Leon Conrad
Peter's Creek Community Initiative
Winston-Salem State Honors Program
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.