When Our club was looking for a Civic program to
take on, the Adopt A Park was recommended to the Board and it
whole heartedly endorsed the idea. Two of our Board members, Mark Davey
and Jim Nichols, took the idea to the City Parks & Recreation Department
and it was
met with enthusiastic interest and was soon approved and an offer of a park to
made. We are proud to announce the City of Amarillo
and Amarillo Prospectors & Treasure Hunters
have entered into a one year agreement to adopt
Stephen F. Austin Park!
Amarillo Prospectors &
Treasure Hunters Association: Stephen F. Austin Adopt-a-Park Guidelines
1. To conduct park
maintenance and cleanup activities in a safe manner. Safety of the
participants is the number one priority of the program. Pesticide and
chemical applications will only be performed by full time Parks Division
2. Jim Nichols and
Mark Davey will be the contact persons for the City. The contact
person/s shall keep a copy of this agreement.
participants shall be (18) years of age or older. We shall furnish
supervision by one or more adults for every (8) minors.
4. To pick up litter
no less than 12 times per year. Additional clean ups should be done as
necessary to maintain a neat appearance. Recommended interval for clean
up is two weeks. A spring clean up day will be scheduled.
5. Clean ups should
include litter collection, raking, cleaning planter areas, sweeping
pathways, subsurface trash removal with particular attention to
playground areas and other designated tasks as agreed upon between both
6. Participants may
obtain supplies and materials from the Parks Maintenance Division during
normal working hours, generally
by contacting Clint Stoddard, Park Superintendent, at 806-378-6822.
shall not pick up syringes, hypodermic needles, or exceptionally large,
heavy items. These items should be reported to the Division as soon as
possible for proper disposal.
8. The crew leader
or contact person will supply the Parks Division with a roster of
participants so the City may recognize their efforts. We will also log
our hours worked.
9. We will make an
effort to recycle all recyclable materials
10. Do not dig
targets with shovels. Use probes and popping technique as chief approach
to remove targets. It is highly recommended we don’t dig plugs or holes.
Please use diggers with the utmost consideration for the grass. Please
refer to our Code of Ethics and follow it to the letter in OUR AdoptedPark.
11. Document total
items removed; number of bags of garbage; subsurface items removed by
volume or approximate weight.. After you document the information
forward it to Jim or Mark.
12. Scheduled clean
ups will be sent to all volunteers; please RSVP if you intend to
The City of Amarillo
does hereby agree:
1. Furnish and
install an Adopt-A-Park sign (18" x 24") with the Grantee's name and
logo displayed on the sign.
2. Furnish the
Grantee trash bags or trashcans, and other hand tools as needed.
The Division will
also furnish small dumpsters upon request.
3. The Parks
Division will notify the Grantee as to where they can dispose of litter
and yard debris.
4. It is recommended
that the Grantee have a first aid kit available at the park site when
the work party is present.
5. The terms of this
agreement shall commence on the date of execution indicated below and
will extend for a one (1) year period.
6. Upon termination
of this agreement, the Adopt-A-Park sign will be removed and remain the
property of the Parks Division.