My Church Youth Adopt Sahuarita Lake Park
The youth group from My Church adopted Sahuarita Lake Park this summer. They are the third organization to participate in Sahuarita’s Adopt-a-Park program.
Sahuarita Parks and Recreation started the Adopt-a-Park program in October of 2008. The Student Teen Advisory Council (STAC) was the first organization to participate; they started with the playground at Anamax Park. Due to lack of trash on this playground, STAC switched to trash pick-up of the new Anza Trail Park adjacent to Anza Trail Middle School. Next, Sertino’s Coffee & Ice Cream adopted North Santa Cruz Park. Thus, a municipal youth group, a church youth group, and a business, volunteer to clean up Sahuarita parks at least once each month.
There are several parks still available for adoption
- Parque Los Arroyos (Los Arroyos subdivision)
- Quail Creek-Veterans Municipal Park (Across from Quail Creek subdivision)
- Anamax Park (Can be split into 2-3 separate areas due to its size, Santo Thomas subdivision)
Sahuarita welcomes volunteers to help keep our parks clean. The Town strives to maintain a safe and environmentally friendly atmosphere. The Adopt-a-Park program shows sincere community involvement, ownership and commitment from volunteers who help the Town maintain our beautiful parks . Sahuarita’s budget for park maintenance is small, and not large enough to resolve the growing problem of litter in our community. Thus, it is wonderful to have dedicated volunteers to help clean up the parks and free staff to continue maintenance of fields, playgrounds, skate parks, restrooms, and the recreation center.