Adopt/Volunteer Programs

The Adopt Program allows individuals, businesses and organizations to show pride in their community by taking an active role in the upkeep and improvements of local parks, gardens, streets/trails, beaches, ballfields, and outdoor ice rinks. Volunteers work with staff in selecting an area that may be adopted and then work to keep that area beautiful by planting flowers, painting, reporting vandalism or damage, planning clean-up days and other maintenance activities. We ask for a minimum commitment of two years of service and in return, the City will place a sign acknowledging the adopter's work in their assigned area. For more information and to see if your area of interest is available, please call 715-395-7268 or email the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department
 If the Adopt Program is something for you, fill out an 
Adopt Application form here and email or mail it to the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department!

We also have information at the bottom of this page showing what areas are available (and those areas already adopted).

What is the Adopt Program?

The Adopt Program is a collaborative effort between Superior residents and the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department to improve and maintain our parks, gardens, trails, beaches, ballfields, and ice rinks. Community groups, organizations, businesses, families, or individuals can volunteer their time through the Adopt Program to improve whichever adopted area they are assigned to. Adopters can work on a variety of projects including planting and maintaining flower beds, maintaining trails, painting and caring for park structures, cleaning up litter, reporting vandalism, and other maintenance activities that the Adopters deem necessary. 

Why should I adopt?

Benefits of becoming a part of the Adopt Program are numerous. By working in Adopt Program, you will be able to feel more connected and engaged to the local community and take pride in knowing that your work is making a difference in your own backyard. By working with others to improve your adopted area, you can strengthen your organization through community service and team building, while accomplishing something positive.

As for your adopted area, general maintenance will improve the quality and beauty of the City of Superior. City residents who use your adopted area and live in the surrounding areas will enjoy a more pleasant experience and a safer, cleaner local environment due to your work.

To show our appreciation, Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will post a sign in your adopted park to recognize the work you or your organization is doing.

What is expected of the adopters? 

Groups who chose to partake in the Adopt Program are expected to play an active role in the upkeep and improvements of local parks, gardens, beaches, ice rinks and streets/trails. As adopters, you will be able to keep your designated area beautiful by planting flowers, painting, reporting vandalism or damage, planning clean-up days and other maintenance activities.

How do I adopt? 

If your adopted area is open (please see the charts towards the end of this page), please fill out an Adopt Application form and email or mail it to the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department. Feel free to call 715-395-7270 if further clarity is needed about the Adopt Program. Adoptable areas are assigned on a first come-first served basis. A two-year commitment is required when adopting an area.

Who can adopt? 

Any group, organization, business, family or individual may adopt.

How much does it cost?

It’s free! However, time commitments are needed to complete tasks. The City of Superior can provide all the necessary supplies, such as plants, garbage bags, gloves, paint, or other tools with three days prior notice to when they are needed.

How often should Adopt Program Services occur?

Service within your Adopted area should occur at a minimum of three times each year, preferably one time in the spring, summer and fall. 

What is required by volunteers?

The Adopt Program requires every volunteer to sign a liability waiver form. The waiver releases and forever discharges and holds the City harmless from any and all liability, claims, and demands, either in law or in equity, which may arise from Volunteer’s activities with the City. Minors must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver.

What if children under the age of 18 will be volunteering?

Adult supervision must be provided for children under the age of 18. One adult supervisor is recommended for every 5 to 6 youth along with completed Volunteer Waiver and Release of Liability form for each participant. 

What should I do if our group contact changes? 

If for any reason your group contact changes, please call or email the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department
 with the new contact’s name, address and phone number.
Can we schedule a volunteer clean up without adopting?

Yes! If you want to help but not make a 2 year commitment then you can schedule a clean up. Please call 715-395-7270 or email the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department for more information. 

What should we do if we see illegal dumping, destruction of property, or unsafe objects? 

Any vandalism or potential safety hazards should be reported by calling 911.

What tools and assistance are available to maintain my adopted park?

The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will provide any tools, equipment, supplies or materials required to perform tasks under the Adopt Program with at least three days prior notice to when they are needed.

What if I have a large amount of yard waste or debris?

If the amount of garbage you collect cannot fit into a park garbage can, please leave it beside the garbage can and call the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department (715-395-7270) to notify them of where it is placed. A City worker will collect the bag(s) and dispose of the garbage properly.

Other Important Notes 

  • Wear comfortable shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and gloves.
  • Have your designated supervisor carry with him or her, a first-aid kit and have them be aware of local emergency services numbers.
  • Adopt Program activities should occur only during daylight hours, weather permitting.
  • Do not pick up any unsafe, toxic, or hazardous waste! Report any waste of this type to your group leader.
  • Work associated with the Adopt Program can be physically demanding. All participants should be mentally alert, use good judgement, and work to their individual abilities.


18 OAKS 1725 Oakes Ave Realtors® as Neighbors Foundation
ALLOUEZ 3631 E 2nd St American Family Insurance - Lori Ronchi Agency
BARKER'S ISLAND FESTIVAL PARK 15 Marina Dr Sterling Silver Studio
BEAR CREEK 110 Moccasin Mike Road Humane Society of Douglas County Inc.
BENNY PETERSON 1107 Hughitt Ave The Keener Family
BILLINGS PARK - MAIN POINT 15 Billings Dr Available for adoption
BILLINGS PARK - GIRL SCOUT POINT 15 Billings Drive Rotary Club of Superior
CARL GULLO 510 26th Ave E Fire Fighters Local 74 Station #3 (East End)
CENTER CITY PARK 1501 Tower Ave Serenity Spa & Salon
CENTRAL PARK 717 6th Ave E Douglas County Democrats
DOG PARK Near Millennium Trail Head off 28th Street Available for adoption
GOUGE PARK 315 13th Ave E The Oaks Family
HAMMOND PARK 1920 Hammond Ave Nummi Jewelers Family
HARBOR VIEW PARK 301 E 2nd St Barko Hydraulics, LLC.
HERITAGE PARK 2828 Hammond Ave Central Assembly of God Church
HERITAGE PARK - SKATE PARK 2828 Hammond Avenue Pending adoption
KELLY PARK 711 Grand Ave Walking Victorious Ministry
VETERAN'S MEMORIAL 702 Catlin Ave Available for adoption
WADE BOWL 1228 Clough Ave Trends Day Spa & Salon
WEBSTER DREAM PARK 5718 Tower Ave Cenovus - Superior Refinery
VETERANS MEMORIAL/FLAG PARK East 2nd Street near Bong Center Superior Douglas County Chamber of Commerce


BARKER'S ISLAND RAIN GARDEN 15 Marina Dr Available for adoption
BILLINGS PARK RAISED BED 15 Billings Dr Anonymous
CENTER CITY PARK GARDEN 1501 Tower Ave Available for adoption
CENTRAL PARK GARDEN 717 6th Ave E Superior Optimist Club
CHILDREN'S MEMORIAL GARDEN  Billings Park Bloom Brothers
HAMMOND PARK GARDEN 1920 Hammond Ave Nummi Jewelers Family
HARBOR VIEW PARK GARDEN 301 E 2nd St Barko Hydraulics LLC.
VETERAN'S MEMORIAL - WATERFRONT GARDEN E 2nd Street & Marina Dr Missinne Greenhouse & Landscape
KELLY PARK GARDEN 711 Grand Ave Walking Victorious Ministry
SUPERIOR HWY 2 WELCOME SIGN GARDEN HWY 2 and Belknap Street Missinne Greenhouse & Landscape
WEBSTER DREAM PARK GARDEN 5718 Tower Ave Cenvous-Superior Refinery
SUPERIOR WELCOME SIGN - BLATNIK BRIDGE GARDEN Hammond Ave and N 4th Street Available for adoption


OSAUGIE TRAIL E Street to 9th Ave E (Portion 1) The Cabin Crew
OSAUGIE TRAIL 9th Ave E to 18th Ave E (Portion 2)
Meysman-Lier Family
OSAUGIE TRAIL Rotary Pavilion to Loon's Foot Landing (Portion 3) Rotary Club of Superior
OSAUGIE TRAIL Loon's Foot Landing to 42nd St (Portion 4) Family Forum, Inc. Head Start & Early Head Start
OSAUGIE TRAIL 42nd St to Moccasin Mike Rd (Portion 5) Family Forum, Inc. Head Start & Early Head Start
MILLENNIUM TRAIL Elmira Ave to parking lot @ Wyoming Ave (Portion 1)
Greg Elonen & Family
MILLENNIUM TRAIL Parking lot @ Wyoming Ave to Billings Dr (Portion 2) Available for adoption
MAKWA ZIIBIINS MIIKANA - BEAR CREEK TRAIL 110 Moccasin Mike Rd Mayor's Commission on Communities of Color
BARKERS ISLAND TRAIL The beach trail at Barkers Island Baháʼí Community


WOODSTOCK BAY  North 28th Street St Louis River Alliance
WISCONSIN POINT Allouez Bay side Northland Paddlers Alliance
LOON'S FOOT LANDING 31st Avenue East "Action" Acton Remax Results
ARROWHEAD BOAT LAUNCH West end of the City off Belknap Street Northwest Outlet
BILLINGS PARK BOAT LAUNCH West end of the City off 21st Street LENORA Organics
BARKER'S ISLAND BOAT LAUNCH Barker's Island Lucas Wellness Shaklee Distributor
POKEGAMA BAY BOAT LAUNCH Billing's Drive Lake Superior Reserve


PETROSKE COMPLEX 5902 Weeks Avenue Superior Learning Academy
WADE BOWL 1228 Clough Avenue Trends Day Spa & Salon
ITASCA MEMORIAL FIELD 110 Moccasin Mike Road Exodus Global
VETERANS MEMORIAL FIELD 702 Catlin Avenue Available for adoption
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