Adopt-A-Spot

Kids Cleanup in the Platte ValleyFor groups of all sizes and ages that want to maintain a particular area.

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.

Adopt-A-Spot Sign

Your group:

  • 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

    Keep Denver Beautiful provides:

    • Organizational help
    • Safety and procedures training
    • Clean up supplies including bags, safety vests and work gloves
    • Free trash pickup after each cleanup
    • Loaner tools, and
    • A street sign recognizing your group as an Adopt-A-Spot sponsor. (for groups adopting significant sections of streets) 
  • Educational Value
    Cleanups offer participants the chance to explore details of the urban environment that often go unnoticed. Learning opportunities abound in the following areas:
    • 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.
  • Adopt-A-Spot Locations Available in Denver

    Following is a list of locations currently available for “adoption.”
    If you want more information on these – or possibly other – locations, please contact us.
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    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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