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'Adopt' a Piece of Horsham's Park Space

Township seeks groups to participate in Adopt-A-Park beautification program

People open their hearts in adopting children, stray kittens and the occasional mutt of the litter.

But, what about your neighborhood Horsham community park? They need love too.

Many of the township’s open space and recreational sites – totaling 814 acres in all – are in need of loving caretakers to clear out trash and beautify, as part of Horsham’s Adopt-A-Park initiative, according to Mark Hudson, Parks and Recreation director.

And with weather breaking and spring on the way, park adoption couldn't come at a better time. 

“We ask them to do four events, or activities there in a year,” Hudson said, adding that for most businesses or civic groups, events involve litter removal, but can also include painting/staining and tree planting. “Everything’s on a per-case basis.”

So far, Hudson said four groups have participated in the program. and parks are spoken for and some of the township’s larger community parks, including , and are still up for grabs.

“The township really does take care of their parks. Our park users do a good job of keeping our parks clean,” he said. “(But), it’s nice to have a big crew coming in. It helps the parks department out.”

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