We need you!

The Friends of Oak Cliff Parks' Adopt a Garden program is a new opportunity for those who love Oak Cliff Parks to adopt a small garden area to manage. Participation is easy. Here's what is involved.

You adopt a small garden in one of the Oak Cliff Parks. Friends of Oak Cliff Parks will provide a coach to help you get started, to report any problems identified and to provide assistance as needed. You agree to weed the garden every month.You keep an eye out for vandalism or problems in the garden . You mulch the garden once a year. You plant replacement plants when needed. Friends of Oak Cliff Parks will pay for needed plants. People who adopt a garden are not expected to trim roses except as a part of a trained group. Who can Adopt A Garden? Neighbors and individuals, families, youth organizations or school groups, civic or not-for=profit groups, businesses, church groups, anyone who values the parks in Oak Cliff and who wants to help assure their future.

Why Adopt a Garden? It's a way free way to make a contribution to the community we all love. Sharing the work means we do not  wear out a small group of committed volunteers. It extends and augments the work of our hard working Parks and Recreation staff. Volunteers that make a year commitment will be recognized with a small plaque at "their" garden How to get involved? Contact Ellen Fitzsimmons at elfitz49@gmail.com or 469-206-0618 or any member of the board of directors.

The Friends of Oak Cliff Parks have been restoring the historic parks in Oak Cliff since 2002. Each year, FOCP adds new garden areas enjoyed by Oak Cliff residents and visitors. Our work is possible due to our partnerships with the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, Master Gardeners and other volunteers from across the metro area.

The volunteers make a real difference and help make Oak Cliff beautiful. As  our gardens grow and expand, your help is needed more than ever.