Adopt-A-Spot Program

Through the City of Watertown’s “Adopt-A-Spot” program, residents of all ages can play an important role in caring for local parks, traffic islands, medians and other similar spaces and in turn, improve quality of life and beautify our local community.

Working with the City of Watertown, individuals, families, groups, businesses and organizations can “adopt” a park or other public space in the City. 

Adopt-a-Spot participants commit to cleaning their park or public space at least once a month and, if able to and with approval from the City, beautify the space through the planting and maintenance of flowers or greenery. Typical activities include: 

  • Picking up trash
  • Raking
  • Pulling weeds
  • Mulching trees
  • Planting flowers
  • Reporting any hazards to city staff
  • Reporting graffiti or vandalism to city staff 

Adoption terms are one calendar year with the option to extend if desired.

For more information, please read about the full program at the following link - Adopt-A-Spot Program

Anyone interested in participating should complete the following application form - Adopt A Spot Application Form

Adopt-A-Spot LocationAdopted By
Arsenal Street and Western Blvd Bench and Park AreaWatertown Lions Club
Arsenal Street CemeterySpot Currently Available
Academy Street and Franklin Street Traffic IslandsSpot Currently Available
Bicentennial ParkSpot Currently Available
Black River Parkway and Mill Street Entrance to RiverwalkSpot Currently Available
City Entrance Sign at East Main Street and Pearl StreetSunset Tae Kwon Do
City Entrance Sign on Eastern BoulevardSean and Jessica Dixon
Clinton Park at South Massey Street and Holcomb StreetAllison Gorham
Coffeen Street and Court Street GreenspaceSpot Currently Available
Factory Square Park Spot Currently Available
Fairgrounds TrailSpot Currently Available
Franklin Street and Sterling Street Traffic IslandSpot Currently Available
Gair Park  at Bronson Street and Gill StreetSpot Currently Available
Lansingdorp Park at Katherine Street and Seymour StreetSpot Currently Available
Public Square ParkSpot Currently Available
Rand Drive Traffic Island/MedianSpot Currently Available
Thompson Boulevard and Gotham Street Traffic IslandPaul and Sarah Pierce
Thompson Park - North Entrance Walk GardenAllison Gorham
Thompson Park - Baby GardenAllison Gorham
Thompson Park  - Traffic CircleThe Shoen Family
Thompson Park - North Entrance Drive Sign and Sledding  Hill AreaNancy and Dave Navarra
Thompson Park - Other AreasSpot Currently Available
Thompson Park - Other AreasSpot Currently Available
Thompson Park - Other AreasSpot Currently Available
Veterans' Memorial RiverwalkFort Drum Soldier and Family Readiness
Waterworks ParkSpot Currently Available
West Lynde Street and Davidson Street Traffic IslandSpot Currently Available
Western Boulevard Traffic CircleWatertown Sunrise Rotary Club
Whitewater ParkSpot Currently Available
Wight Drive and Temple Street ParkSpot Currently Available

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