Park Partners Program

How the Program Works


The first step in the Park Partners Program starts when the community expresses an interest in developing a project in a park or park facility. Next, the City then helps organize a volunteer labor group and, if needed, a fundraising effort. The community will then install the project under supervision from City staff.

Partner Commitments


City Resources


The City will provide assistance in organization and management to complete the project.

Community


The Community will provide volunteer labor to install the project (sweat equity value) and help fund the cost of the project in sweat equity, donation of materials or funds raised.

Community Benefits


The community benefits from a Park Partners Project by:
  • Community togetherness.
  • Increased utilization of public facilities.
  • Redevelopment and modernization of public facilities.
  • Development of unique public spaces.
  • Development of community leadership.
  • Input in the design and development of public facilities.
  • Community ownership of public facilities.
  • Opportunity to expedite the development of public facilities.

 
  

Past Projects


Tuolumne River Regional Park (TRRP)


Since 2004, TRRP has been the recipient of thousands of hours of volunteer work to propagate, grow, plant and maintain the Gateway Parcel. Groups such as the Hispanic Youth Leadership Council, Boy Scouts of America, Modesto City Schools, Modesto Junior College, Girl Scouts, Modesto Tree Foundation and many other service clubs, church groups, organizations and individuals have volunteered over 10,000 hours worth of labor.

Moran Estates Neighborhood Park


Over 400 community members and volunteers planted a garden, installed play equipment and painted a mural in 2008.

Virginia Corridor Trailway


In 2008, volunteer labor from the Modesto Lions installed Lions Junction. In 2007, volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Modesto installed the Centennial Junction.

John Muir Neighborhood Park


Neighbors and volunteers raised funds and installed play equipment in 2006.

George A. Rogers Neighborhood Park


In 2004, community volunteers installed play equipment. Volunteers raised funds and installed a park sign in 2005.

Beyer Community Park


Boy Scout Troops 40 and 107 planted areas in the park in 2004.

T.B. Scott Park


Volunteers installed play equipment in 2002.

Creekwood Neighborhood Park


In 2000, volunteers installed play equipment.

La Loma Park Disc Golf


A disc golf course was installed in 2000 with the help of community volunteers.

Davis Community Park


Volunteers installed play equipment in 2000.

Graceada Community Park


Play equipment, a water feature, a trellis structure and a promenade were installed through fundraising and volunteer labor in 2000.

John Thurman Field


In 2001, volunteers installed play equipment.

Stockard Coffee Neighborhood Park


Play equipment was installed through fundraising and volunteer labor in 2001.

  1. Nathan Houx

    Acting Parks, Planning and Development Manager
    Phone: 209-571-5526