The City of Delano has an extensive park system which requires continual maintenance and upkeep. While Staff has been able to address the basic maintenance needs, there are "extra" projects which are often overlooked. To address the extras in the park system, the City of Delano has developed an "Adopt-a-Park" and "Adopt-a-Trail" program. This program will give community groups an opportunity to work to further beautify the parks and trails and gain recognition for their work in Delano.
In 2009, the City implemented the Adopt-a-Park and Adopt-a-Trail program to help beautify our parks and trails. Volunteers agreed to adopt specific amenities in the community and made a regular effort of picking up trash, planing flowers and address other minor maintenance. The program was implemented in the face of major budgetary concerns as a result of the tough economic times. In practice though, the program has become much more as it is a way for community members to give back and add to the overall quality of life in Delano.
Community groups interested in improving local trails and parks will be asked to submit an application to the City for review. Once approved by the City Council, the community group will be asked to meet with the Public Works Director for further direction.
Community groups will agree to serve a minimum of one day per month in their designated park or trail from April to October. At the beginning of each summer, the group will designate a liaison who will meet with the Public Works Director to establish a work plan with goals and projects for the year. The group will then be responsible for carrying out their goals with support from the City of Delano.
Examples include: collection of trash, planting/weeding flower beds, leveling playground surface materials, walking through the park to identify needs and issues, etc.
The City will agree to supply the community groups the materials needed for park improvements after the work plan has been approved by the Public Works Director.
The City of Delano will recognize the hard work of the community groups by installing a sign in the designated park or along the designated trail way.
If you are interested in adopting part of Delano's park system, fill out the APPLICATION and return it to City Hall, PO Box 108, 234 2nd Street North, Delano MN 55328. If you have any questions - please contact the City of Delano at 763 972-0550.
Adopted Parks and Trails - 2013
Central Park Baseball & Softball Fields: St. Peter’s School
Big Rock Play Area and Gazebo: Delano United Methodist Church
* Barb King Inspiration Park (Woodland Meadows Park):
Krienke Park: Hintermeister, Robasse & Thomas Families
Lions Park: Big Woods Garden Club
Maple Knoll Park: Landscape Structures
* Parkview Hills Park:
* Stahlke Park:
* Water Tower Park (Clover Springs Park):
* Westridge Hills Park:
Woods Creek Park: Molitor and Kuelb Families
County Line Road Trail: City of Delano Employee Club.
County Road 30 Trail (North of the School): Menk Family
Delano Crossings Trail: Anisia Electrical Services, Inc
Highway 12 Trail: County Line Road to County Road 17: Coborns Pharmacy
Johnson Drive Trail: Landscape Structures
* Parkview Trails:
* River Street (County Road 17):
Riverwalk Trail: Schleper Family
Tiger Drive Trail – Highway 12 to Elm Avenue: Girl Scout Troop #10896
* Woodland Road Trail (County Road 30):
* Parks and Trails that are available for adoption. To adopt a park and/or trail - please contact City Hall at 763-972-4420.