Volunteer Opportunities

Come Join in the Fun

Whether looking for a one-day project or something long term, the Fairborn park system has an opportunity just for you.  Please contact the Parks and Recreation Division, (937) 754-3090, if you are interested in volunteering. 

Adopt-a-Park

Fairborn is well known for its vast park system. An asset to our community, our parks are utilized by families for various recreational activities such as playgrounds, walking trails, and bikeways. In addition, the parks serve as the home to soccer teams and softball leagues. With all the activity in the parks, the maintenance never stops. With that in mind, the Mayor's Beautification Committee developed an Adopt-a-Park program designed to ensure our parks are a great place for family recreation.

What would your group like to do in the park? Basically, that would be up to your group. Some groups meet monthly to clean their area, while other groups enjoy planting flowers and landscaping.

For more information on the Adopt-a-Park program, contact Parks & Recreation at (937) 754-3090.

The Fairborn Parks FoundationFairborn Parks Foundation

The mission of the Fairborn Parks Foundation is to make the Fairborn Parks an exemplary park system in Greene County by being a pro-active foundation seeking multiple avenues of revenue generation to improve, enhance and expand the park system while working in harmony with the Parks and Recreation Division and the adopted master plan for the parks and recreation system in Fairborn.

The Fairborn Parks Foundation is an affiliate member of Greene Giving, Greene County Community Foundation, with 501c3 tax-exempt status. All donations to the Fairborn Parks Foundation will be deposited by Greene Giving and remain a tax deduction.

The purposes of this corporation shall be limited to charitable, educational and other exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code exclusively for the benefit of parks and recreation within the City of Fairborn and park facilities associated with the City of Fairborn. Always within the scope of the foregoing corporate purposes, this corporation may:

  • Develop, maintain, improve, expand, erect, enhance, support, preserve, fund, encourage and sustain public parks operated and owned by the City of Fairborn for the benefit of its users and the general public;
  • Acquire, hold, improve, preserve, develop and restore park and recreation facilities and real estate for recreational purpose use by the general public;
  • Solicit and receive gifts, grants, subscriptions, devises or bequests of real or personal property, from public or private sources, in order to carry out the purposes of this corporation; and hold, sell, dispose of, invest or reinvest such funds or properties in any manner as the corporation may deem appropriate for achieving the purposes of the corporation; and maintain revolving funds for purposes of carrying out the activities set forth herein;
  • Subject to the limitations set out in the Articles, those contained in Section 501(c)(3) of the Code and applicable Treasury Regulations, to engage in any other lawful activities and to do all other acts necessary or expedient for the successful prosecution of the purposes of the corporation in furtherance of its charitable, educational and other exempt purposes.

Click here for a copy of the Park Foundation Bylaws