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Feather River Parks Dept. starts "Adopt-A-Park" program

Published On: Aug 15 2013 01:10:13 AM CDT
Feather River Parks Dept. starts 'Adopt-A-Park' program
OROVILLE, Calif. -

Budget cuts in Oroville have officials thinking of a new way to keep the city's parks open.

The Feather River Recreation and Parks District has started an "Adopt-A-Park" program.

Companies, organizations, individuals or families can pick choose one of eleven city parks to adopt.

All you need to do is clean-up three or four times a year.

The parks department says the city's parks haven't been kept up to their highest potential and they want to change that.

“What we want to do is really display our parks in the manner that they deserve to be displayed in,” says Apryl Ramage with the parks department. “Because we are under limited budget and funds, we have a hard time keeping up. So we just want to invite the community to come in, help us out, and do it together.”

Recent vandalism has forced the city to close down a water feature at Riverbend Park and repairs are badly needed to reopen Bedrock Skate Park.

If you’d like more information or an application to adopt a park, click here.