Are you looking to become more involved in your community? At Maplewood Parks and Recreation, we strive to offer the best recreation activities for our youth and their families. We believe this begins with creating strong families and communities through youth development, recreational programming, and community service. Please consider taking a look at the various involvement opportunities that we have to offer. Thank you in advance for your support.

Group of Kids at Edgerton Children's Garden

Adopt - A - Park

The goal of the Adopt-A-Park Program is to provide an opportunity for interested parties to take part in maintaining our park system. By providing this opportunity it not only encourages and promotes community involvement but also allows us to beautify This opportunity is available to any individual, family, resident, group organization, or business who is eager to help beautify our parks. The Adopt-A-Park commitment period is between April 1 to October 31. Applications are accepted throughout the year and require a minimum of once a month dedication. After a 60 day probationary period, a recognition sign will be displayed at the park of choice. For more information email the Recreation Department or call 651-249-2125.

Adult Athletic Sign Sponsorship

The adult athletic sign sponsorship is a unique marketing opportunity for local businesses. Maplewood Parks and Recreation has started an outfield sign program at Goodrich Park. This is an opportunity to purchase one, two, or three 4 by 8 foot outfield signs that are visible from the softball fields as well as North St. Paul Road. Goodrich Park houses the entire adult softball program (summer, fall and late fall leagues) and hosts multiple youth tournaments throughout the season. The funds from these sponsorships will go directly to maintaining and upgrading this facility keeping the fields suitable for the high level of play they receive. For more information email the Recreation Department or call 651-249-2204.

Friends Of Maplewood Nature

This non-profit organization works to promote, support and enhance the growth of the Maplewood Nature Center and Neighborhood Preserves. You can support Friends of Maplewood Nature with your membership fees, 1-time donations, purchase of Neighborhood Preserve Calendars, or by volunteering on the Friends Board! For more information email Friends of Maplewood Nature or call 651-249-2171. You can also find them on Facebook and their website

Youth Scholarship Fund

The Youth Scholarship Fund serves Maplewood residents (under 18 years) who demonstrate a financial need and may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in recreation programs. Qualifying families are asked to pay 1/3 of the program fee and the scholarship fund covers the remaining 2/3 of the fee. Sponsorship of our scholarship program is a great way to show your support for Maplewood Parks and Recreation and the community. Your contribution will make a huge difference in the lives of our participants and enable them to build a positive and healthy lifestyle through recreational programming. Please consider making a donation to the scholarship program and making "wellness, arts, and fun for everyone" a reality for our Maplewood youth. For more information email the Recreation Department or call 651-249-2120.

Maplewood Nature Center Volunteers

Nature Center volunteers have a chance to meet other nature enthusiasts, learn how to protect our natural resources, and experience more nature 1st-hand. Volunteering is good for you, for your community, for nature, and best of all, it is fun! Link to Maplewood Nature Center Volunteer Page.