Volunteer Commitment & Application Process

Types of Tasks Involved in Adopting a Park or Trail

We ask that volunteers visit the site generally once per month, depending on the season and the work to be arranged. While the nature of the work differs based on the park or trail to be adopted, tasks generally include:

  • Clearing of brush from trail edges
  • Notifying the Parks Department of hazards that need to be addressed
  • Picking up litter and minor debris (such as branches and sticks)
  • Raking and sweeping
  • Weeding planting beds

Additional tasks, at your discretion, could include planting flowers and pruning, subject to approval by the Parks Department, and removal of non-native invasive species.

Minimum Commitment

We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one year of service and minimum of four maintenance activities per year at your adopted park or trail. But, we hope you will consider making this a long-term commitment for many years to come.

Get Involved

If you are interested in volunteering or finding our more details, please submit a completed Park and Trail Adoption Form and Volunteer Service Agreement (PDF) to Senior Planner Mike McCarty ( phone 425-888-7649, email ) or drop it off at the Community and Economic Development Department:
126 E Fourth Street
P.O. Box 896
North Bend, WA 98045

City staff will review your application. You will be contacted upon approval to set up an appointment for an orientation and training session. If you have any questions, please contact Senior Planner Mike McCarty, phone 425-888-7649, email.