Sign Up for Adopt-A-Spot

Oakland's Adopt-A-Spot program supports groups and individuals in upkeep of parks, creeks, shorelines, storm drains, streets, trails, and other public spaces. Volunteers have adopted hundreds of sites around Oakland. Public Works can provide tool loans, debris collection services, and technical assistance.

Oakland's Adopt a Spot program supports ongoing cleaning, greening, and beautification of parks, creeks and shorelines, sidewalks, storm drains, and other public spaces. Volunteers have adopted hundreds of sites around Oakland. Public Works can provide tool loans, debris collection services, and technical assistance.

Activities can include:

Planting/pruning/weeding (with pre-approval from Public Works staff)

  • Application of artistic mosaics and murals on litter containers and utility boxes
  • Litter pick-up
  • Graffiti removal
  • Keeping storm drains free of debris