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Adopt-A-Spot Program

We are not taking any new applications at this time. Please check back in January 2018.

Adopt-A-Spot is for groups of all sizes and ages

Adopt-A-Spot is for schools, businesses, civic groups, churches or families who want to maintain a particular area. It provides an opportunity for groups of any size to regularly volunteer and set their own schedule.

Adopt-A-Spot offers a means and the support for you to make your community a better place to live and play. Click here to review Adopt-A-Spot Program Guidelines.

Educational Value:

  • Cleanups offer participants the chance to explore details of the urban environment that often go unnoticed.
  • Cities are part of our ecosystems and beautification projects help to solidify understanding of these complex relationships.
  • The diverse cultural, economic and social environment of Denver provides occasion to develop personal knowledge of and explore the opportunities and challenges facing urban communities.
  • Joining in organized cleanups also presents the chance for positive interaction with diverse peoples from Denver’s neighborhoods.

Sponsor's Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a stretch of road, alleys or open areas (public right-of-way) for one year.
  • Provides people-power to pick up litter, remove illegal signs and report graffiti.
  • Agrees to clean your Spot through the year.
  • Notifies Keep Denver Beautiful of planned cleanup dates so we can arrange for supplies and trash pick-ups.
image of adopt-a-spot street sign

Keep Denver Beautiful Provides:

  • A street sign recognizing your group as an Adopt-A-Spot sponsor. (for groups adopting significant sections of streets).
  • Organizational help.
  • Safety and procedures training.
  • Clean up supplies including bags, safety vests and work gloves.
  • Free trash pickup after each cleanup.
  • Loaner tools, as needed.
 

Adopt-A-Spot Locations Available in Denver

The following is a list of locations currently available for “adoption.”

For more information on these, as well as possible other locations, please contact us.

Sign at Location Council District Neighborhood

Federal. Just north of Tennessee Northbound

Federal from Tenessee to Alameda

3

Athmar Park

No sign

Yale Ave from Monaco to Syracuse

4

Hampden

Cherry Creek Drive North eastbound just east of Holly St.

Cherry Creek Drive North from Holly to Monaco

6

Washington/Virginia Vale

No sign

Cherry Creek Drive South from Monaco to Quebec

6

Washington/Virginia Vale

No Sign

Jewell to Evans
Santa Fe to Harlan

7

South Platt

South end of Esplanade north bound facing.

City Park Esplanade

8

South City Park

Downing St. just north of 21st Ave.  Northbound facing

Downing St from 20th to 32nd Ave

8

Whittier, Five Points, San Rafael

Park Avenue between Larimar St and Market St.  Northwest bound facing

Park Ave. from Blake St. to Welton St.

8

Five Points

ADOPTED - Mile Hi Youth Corps

45th Ave from Broadway to Washington

9

Globeville

Fox St. between 3rd Ave and 2nd Ave.  Southbound side

Fox St. in Baker Neighborhood

9

Baker

Fox St. between 3rd Ave and 2nd Ave.  Southbound side

Grid around Fox St. in Baker Neighborhood

9

Baker

Lawrence St. from Broadway to Downing St.  North east bound facing

Lawrence St. from Downing to Broadway

9

Five Points

Mariposa Between 14th and 13th Ave South bound facing

Mariposa from 8th to Colfax

9

Lincoln Park

Park Avenue Between Tremont and Glenarm.  Northwest bound facing.

Park Ave – From Washington to Welton St

9

Five Points

No sign

41st and Navajo  Grid around Horace Mann school

9

Sunnyside

   

 

 

14th Ave Between Harrison St and Colorado Blvd.  Eastbound

14th Ave. and grid around Gove school

10

Congress Park/Hale

8th and Acoma – NW Corner  Westbound

8th Avenue from Broadway to Kalamath

10

Lincoln Park

No sign

37th Avenue from Havana to Lima

11

Stapleton

No sign

Grid around Smiley MS

11

Park Hill

44th Ave and Zuni St. Southeast corner.  Eastbound

44th Ave from Pecos to Zuni

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Sunnyside

 

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