Adopt-A-Spot Program

Adopt-A-Spot Program

Purpose:

This program provides a way for residents and groups to take a “hands on” role in making Borger a more beautiful city.

About the Program:

Individuals, families, church groups, scout groups, civic organizations and business and corporate groups can “adopt” a public spot for routine liter pickup, landscaping, light maintenance and other improvements.  Educational groups can use this program to create study areas, gardens and demonstration plots, as long as they also beautify Borger.

The City of Borger (“City”) will create and install a sign bearing the group name of program participants in their adopted area. In addition, program participants will be listed on the City's website noting what spot has been adopted. At the end of each two year period, program participants will receive a special certificate of appreciation from the City that is signed by the Mayor.  They may automatically renew to adopt their spot for another two year period. Special projects can be considered for long term signage and recognition by the City.

Download program information and documents: 

Adopt-a-Spot Program Documents

Adopt-a-Spot Program Priorities


Public areas that are adopted or available for adoption are shown on this Google Map:  

Road right-of-ways (ROWs) are shown as blue, green or yellow lines. Parks are shown as green circles. Priority area listed in the Vision2000 plan are shown as red circles with X’s. Red teardrops indicate smaller public spots.

Clicking on any of these spots will bring up information about them.

You don’t have to adopt an entire area or ROW. We can be flexible on how to set boundaries.

What AAS volunteers can do:

Litter control

Litter and trash cleanup is the easiest if least glamorous job for AAS volunteers. It is also one of the most valuable. Nothing detracts more from a city’s appearance than trash laying around. High priority for AAS adoptions for liter control are:

   East half of Cloverleaf (the Make Borger Beautiful Committee has adopted the west half)

   Johnson Park (divided into several areas, including Nature Trail and Disc Golf course)

   HW207 (Florida St) from south City limits to Galahad St

   Wilson St from Florida St to Quail Ridge

   HW152 (3rd St) from railroad tracks east to City limits

   North Florida St from 9th St to intersection with Carolina St

   Carolina St

Landscaping, landscape maintenance (including tree planting)

Take it up a notch with some landscaping or maintenance activities. This can involve preparing sites and planting and caring for approved trees, shrubs and other plants. It can also be periodic mowing. We’ll work with you on planning and executing such tasks. Some high priority areas include:

   Embankments along Florida St from Wilson to HW 152 (3rd St)

   Intersection of Cedar and 3rd St (east half of intersection)

   Intersection of FM1551 (Fairlanes) and HW207 (Cedar St)

   Median at intersection of Harvey St and Main St.

Larger projects

Adopt an area for a community garden, pocket prairie, outdoor exercise or gathering area, amateur performance/art area. We’ll consider any idea you may have. Any of our lesser-used parks could be considered.

   Fritz Johnson Park – this neglected park is adjacent to the High School. It has huge potential but is apparently not much used at all right now.

   The Circle – the Vision2000 effort proposed a large grove of trees here. We’re open to suggestions and will welcome any help in beautifying this area.