Adopt-a-Park Program


TUCSON, AZ – In honor of Wildfire Community Preparedness Day the Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center, Tucson Clean & Beautiful, and Cherry Avenue Neighborhood Association are hosting a buffelgrass removal project.

Join us on Saturday, May 2nd to remove invasive buffelgrass, a serious fire hazard. Our work will also include neighborhood outreach, sharing information about the buffelgrass threat with area residents. There are various “job” options, volunteers of all skill levels are welcome.

WHEN: Saturday, May 2nd, 8am-12pm
WHERE: Desert Shadows Park, 5041 S Greenway Dr (near Campbell Ave and Irvington Rd).
WHAT TO BRING: Water bottle, work gloves, and a tool - shovel or digging bar (if able). We provide snacks and ice water refills.
WHAT TO WEAR: Long pants, long-sleeved shirt, closed-toe shoes, hat, sunscreen.
RSVP: (520) 837-6836 or

Tucson Clean & Beautiful is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1985 as the flagship for community-based environmental volunteer efforts in the Tucson metro area. Programs include recycling and waste reduction, urban forestry, land stewardship, landscape training for at-risk youth, and beautification efforts. Visit or call (520) 837-6832 or email for more information.

Additional partner information:

Southern Arizona Buffelgrass Coordination Center,

Tucson Clean & Beautiful Adopt-a-Park Program

The first Adopt-a-Park project was held at "A" Mountain (Sentinel Peak) on July 26, 1984 when a coalition of City and County government leaders, the business community, and volunteers from community organizations joined forces. Since then Tucson Clean & Beautiful has been working with community volunteer groups, in partnership with the City and the County, to help maintain Tucson's beautiful environment.

The Adopt-a-Park & Public Areas program includes parks both in the City of Tucson and in eastern Pima County, as well as other public areas such as streets, alleys, washes, and trails. Approximately 85 City parks and a total of 260 public areas throughout metropolitan Tucson are currently adopted by volunteer groups.

More information is available on Tucson Clean & Beautiful’s website. Interested groups can contact Jean Hickman, Adopt-a-Park & Public Areas Coordinator at 520-791-3109.