Special Parks & Recreation Programs

Tree Program
The City of Brighton will continue its annual tree program in 2019. This program is intended to encourage tree planting, species diversity and water conservation and is open to all property owners in the city. (Please check back for updated information)

 Memorial Tree Program

Acknowledge the loss of a loved one, birth of a child, or celebrate a personal achievement or milestone with our Memorial Tree Program. View Memorial Tree Program (PDF).

Make a Difference

Are you looking for a fun way to get involved, or get your group involved, in your local community? If so, our Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a-Trail programs might be for you.

Adopt-a-Park / Adopt-a-Trail
Our Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a-Trail programs allow an individual, family, or group to help preserve and maintain our parks and trails. You can adopt an entire park or a portion of a park, or a trail. Your efforts help to keep parks and trails clean for all to enjoy. In return, we'll post a sign recognizing your efforts. All we ask is a one-year commitment. For mroe inforamtion, view Adopt-a-Park (PDF) and Adopt-a-Trail (PDF)


Whether you are an army of one or 100, we have ample opportunities for you and your organization to contribute to the well being and enhancement of our park and trail system. The Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a-Trail program allows small businesses, community groups and civic-minded individuals to dedicate their time, talents and treasures to the maintenance and development of City of Brighton's park system.

The program is flexible to suit your and your organization's capacity to contribute. From regularly scheduled clean ups to graffiti / vandalism repair or removal to planting trees and other landscape enhancements, there is truly something or some place for everyone to pitch in and help.


You, your family, or group provide muscle and motivation. Determine which park or trail you'd like to adopt

Park Projects include: Trash pickup in a park

  • Adopt a flower bed in a park
  • Adopt a playground in a park
  • Adopt a shrub bed in a park
  • Park painting
  • Graffiti removal

Trail Projects may include:

  • Trash pickup on a trail
  • Mechanical removal of weeds along a trail
  • Maintain a shrub bed along a trail
  • Graffiti / vandalism repair or removal

City of Brighton Parks and Open space will:

  • Provide you with a park and safety orientation, including emergency procedures
  • Provide trash bags, necessary tools, and any other materials needed for approved projects
  • Collect filled trash bags from adopted area
  • Install a sign to thank you and recognize your efforts

To learn more about adopting your favorite park or trail, please contact the Parks and Open Space Department at 303-655-2089.