The purpose of the City of Newport Adopt-A-Park Program is to provide volunteers with
an opportunity to maintain, preserve, develop, and improve parks and trails in the City of
The provisions adopted by this Resolution shall be known as the "Adopt-A-Park Rules."
Any volunteer group, identified as "Adopter" by these rules, may adopt a park or trail or a
portion of a park or trail for the purpose of maintaining, preserving, developing, and
improving parks and trails in the City of Newport, and other work activities agreed to by
the Adopter and the City.
As used in this these rules, the following definitions will apply:
|1.||"Adopter" means the individual or individuals, corporation, company, firm, business,
partnership, or public agency that applies to adopt a park or portion of a park, and
with whom the Agreement is made.
|2.||"Agreement" means a fully executed agreement between the City and the Adopter
that incorporates the requirements of these rules allowing Adopter and its
Participants to perform activities listed in a Work Plan. An Agreement includes all
attached provisions and exhibits. An Agreement does not convey any property right
|3.||"Director" means the City of Newport Parks and Recreation Director or designee.|
|4.||"City" means the City of Newport.|
|5.||"Park" means the properties dedicated to public use and identified as parks in the
City's Parks Master Plan.
|6.||"Participant" means the individual actually performing work in a park pursuant to an
|7.||"Work Plan" means a series of work tasks agreed to by the Adopter and the City. A
copy of the Work Plan shall be attached to the Agreement.
|8.||"Work Site" means the area where the work is to be conducted.|
|1.||The Adopter must apply in writing to adopt a park on a form provided by the City.|
|2.||The Adopter may indicate a preference for a particular park or section of park in the
application; however, applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served
basis. If the particular park or section of park requested by the Adopter has already
been adopted, the Director, in his or her sole discretion, may allow multiple adopters
to adopt the same location, or may suggest an alternate location for adoption.
|3.||Once the location to be adopted has been determined, the Adopter and the Director
will meet to create a Work Plan. The Work Plan will consist of a series of work tasks,
agreed to by both the Adopter and the Director, to be completed by the Adopter
during the term of the Agreement. The Work Plan may include dates or time lines for
completion of the work tasks. A copy of the Work Plan will be ' attached to the
|4.|| An Agreement will be executed by the Adopter and the Director. The Agreement will
list the specific requirements and obligations of the Adopter, its Participants, and the
City. No work is to be done in the park until the Agreement is fully executed. The
Adopter should bring a copy of the Agreement to the work site when work is being
|5.||The term of the Agreement will be for a period of one, two, or three years.|
|6.||Subcontracting or assigning work to any party other than a Participant, or hiring or
paying a wage or salary for work done the pursuant to the Work Plan is prohibited
and will result in termination of the Agreement.
|7.|| The Director may terminate an Agreement for any reason including, but not limited to
safety considerations, failure of the Adopter to perform the work described in the
Work Plan, or failure of the Adopter to comply with provisions of the Agreement.
Termination may be issued orally or in writing.
|8.||The Adopter may terminate the Agreement upon 30 days written notice to the
|9.||An Adopter has the option of renewing the Agreement for subsequent terms subject
to the approval of the Director. A request for renewal of the Agreement must be
submitted in writing, signed by the Adopter and submitted to the Director at least 30
days prior to the expiration date of the Agreement.
|10.||Not less than 30 days after any renewal of the Agreement, the City and the Adopter
will meet to review and make any changes to the Work Plan. If at any time the Work
Plan is amended, the updated version of the Work Plan will be attached to the
|11.|| The Adopter shall not use the adopted park to display advertising signs or display or
sell merchandise of any kind.
|1.||Adopter and Participant Responsibilities:|
|a.||The Adopter will be responsible and liable for the care, control, supervision and
assurance of safety of all Participants. The Adopter will obtain signed copies of
the waiver form provided by the City from each Participant before the Participant
performs any work tasks pursuant to the Agreement. The Adopter must submit
the original signed waiver form to the Director within five (5) business days of
receipt of the form. The Adopter may wish to keep copies of the forms for its
|b.||The Adopter and each Participant must comply with and abide by all laws, rules,
and regulations relating to safety and use of the park, and such other terms and
conditions as may be required in the Agreement. At the discretion of the Director,
the Adopter or individual Participants may be excluded from participation in the
program and/or the Agreement may be terminated for violation of the terms of the
Agreement or these rules.
|c.||The Adopter will provide adult supervision at the work site by at least one
Participant over 18 years of age.
|d.||Within 24 hours of the incident, the Adopter is required to report to the Director
any injury suffered by an individual while 1) performing work pursuant to the Work
Plan; or 2) present at the work site while work is performed pursuant to the Work
Plan. Upon report of an injury by the Adopter, the Director will provide the
Adopter with an incident analysis report form which must be filled out and
returned to the Parks Department within 48 hours of the incident.
|e.|| In addition to any other tasks provided in the Work Plan, the Adopter is to pick up
litter at least monthly and to conduct service projects at least two times a year.
The Director may modify the minimum clean-up and service requirements
included in the Work Plan if, in the opinion of the Director, such modifications are
warranted based on the condition and appearance of the adopted park.
|f.||The Adopter must agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the City of
Newport and its officers, employees, agents and volunteers from and against any
claim or demand for loss, liability, or damage, including claims for property
damage and personal injury arising out of any activity undertaken by the Adopter
or the Adopter's employees, officials, agents or volunteers on the premises of the
Adopted Park and in performance of the Work Plan.
|g.||Supplies, materials, and work area signs furnished by the Director on behalf of
the City will be obtained from and returned to the Director during regular business
hours. The Adopter may furnish its own additional supplies for its exclusive use,
at no cost to the City.
|h.||The Adopter will be responsible for appointing or selecting a spokesperson to act
as the representative of the Adopter in matters relating to the Agreement. The
Adopter may change the spokesperson at any time by providing written notice of
the change and contact information for the new spokesperson to Parks and
|i.||The Adopter will be responsible for placing litter and noxious weeds in trash bags
furnished by the City and for conducting other work activities as described in the
|a.||The City will remove and dispose of all waste collected and bagged by the
|b.||The City will furnish trash bags, and may furnish other tools and/or materials as
deemed appropriate by the City and as provided in the Work Plan.
|c.|| The City will provide Adopter with a participant timesheet. A copy of the
timesheet must be provided to the Director at the end of each month.
|d.||The City will provide an orientation to the Adopter. The orientation must be
scheduled in advance with the Director.
|e.||The City will design, furnish and erect a sign on the adopted park premises with
the Adopter's name or acronym displayed. The sign will remain the property of
the City and will be removed by the City upon expiration or termination of this
agreement. The acknowledgement sign is not intended as advertising or as a
memorial; items such as an internet address, website, or telephone number will
not be allowed. The Adopter's name may be verified with the Secretary of State's
business name registry or other information available to the City.
CITY OF NEWPORT, OREGON
This agreement is between                          (Adopter) and the City of Newport (City). In
consideration of the terms and conditions of this agreement, the parties agree as
Name of Park:
The terms, conditions and requirements of Resolution No. 3559 are hereby fully
incorporated into this Agreement.
The term of this agreement will begin on                                         , 20 _ , and expire
on                                             , 20 , unless earlier terminated pursuant to this
The Adopter may terminate this agreement with 30 days written notice to the City of
Newport Parks and Recreation Director.
The City of Newport may terminate this agreement at any time and for any reason,
including but not limited to safety considerations, failure of the Adopter to perform
designated work tasks, and/or failure of the Adopter or its participants to comply with
this agreement. The notice of termination may be issued either orally or in writing.
Written notices required or permitted by this Agreement may be personally delivered or
mailed to the following addresses. Either party may change its notice address under this
section at any time by written notice to the other party. Notices will be deemed delivered
three calendar days after mailing.
Parks and Recreation Director
City of Newport
169 SW Coast Highway
Newport, Oregon 97365
The Adopter will make all necessary arrangements, including recruitment of participants,
to carry out the work plan that has been agreed upon by the City and the Adopter and
which is attached as Exhibit A to this agreement. If at any time the work plan is
amended, the updated version of the work plan will be attached to this Agreement.
The Adopter will be responsible and liable for the care, control, supervision, and
assurance of safety of all participants.
The Adopter will comply with and abide by all applicable laws, rules and regulations as
well as the terms of this Agreement while performing activities authorized or required by
this Agreement. The Adopter will ensure that all participants comply with and abide by
all applicable laws, rules and regulations as well as the terms of this Agreement while
performing activities authorized or required by this Agreement. The Adopter or individual
participants may be excluded from participation in activities authorized or required by
this agreement at the discretion of the Parks and Recreation Director for violation of
applicable laws or the terms of this Agreement.
The Parks and Recreation Director may modify the minimum clean-up and service
requirements included in this agreement if, in the opinion of the Parks and Recreation
Director, such modifications are warranted based on the condition and appearance of
the Adopted Park.
The Adopter will obtain signed copies of the waiver form provided by the City from each
participant before the participant performs any work tasks pursuant to this agreement.
The Adopter must submit the original signed waiver form to the Parks and Recreation
Director within five (5) business days of receipt of the form. The Adopter may wish to
keep copies of the forms for its records.
The Adopter is required to report any injury suffered by an individual: 1) while
performing work pursuant to this agreement; or 2) on the Adopted Park premises while
work is being performed pursuant to this Agreement; to the Parks and Recreation
Director within 24 hours of the incident. The Parks and Recreation Director will provide
an incident analysis report form which must be filled out and returned to the Parks
Department within 48 hours of the incident.
The City will provide Adopter with a participant timesheet. A copy of the timesheet must
be provided to the Parks and Recreation Director at the end of each month.
The Adopter agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the City of Newport and its
officers, employees, agents and volunteers from and against any claim or demand for
loss, liability, or damage, including claims for property damage and personal injury
arising out of any activity undertaken by the Adopter or the Adopter's employees,
officials, agents or volunteers on the premises of the Adopted Park and in performance
of the work plan attached as Exhibit A to this agreement.
This agreement is entered into for the sole benefit of City and the Adopter, and nothing
contained herein is intended for the benefit of any other person or entity.
Adopter may not transfer or assign any of its rights, responsibilities or interests under
this agreement without the City's prior written consent, which may be withheld in the
City's sole discretion.
No modification of this agreement will be valid unless it is in writing and signed by both
The waiver by either the City or the Adopter of a breach of any provision of this
agreement will not operate or be construed as a waiver of any other provision of this
agreement or of any subsequent breach of the same provision of this agreement.
If any provision of this agreement is held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be
invalid, such invalidity will not affect any other provisions of this agreement, and this
agreement will be construed as if the invalid provision had never been included in this
This agreement embodies the entire agreement of the parties. There are no promises,
terms, conditions or obligations other than those contained herein. This agreement
supersedes all prior communications, representations or agreements, either oral or
written, between the parties.
Unless otherwise agreed in writing, any mediation or suit arising out of this agreement
may be conducted or filed only in Lincoln County, Oregon, and this agreement will be
construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Oregon.
Each person executing this agreement on behalf of a party to this agreement hereby
affirms that he or she is duly authorized by that party to bind that party to this
|ADOPTER||CITY OF NEWPORT|
Newport Parks and Recreation - (541)-265-7783