The Adopt-a-Block Program allows individuals, businesses, faith based groups, non-profit organizations, schools, and other entities to take ownership of and participate in enhancing the appearance of our wonderful City.
As an Adopt-a-Block participant you are able to select (adopt) an area you prefer to keep litter and graffiti free. Or, you can chose from a list of available areas. An Adopt-a-Block Coordinator will work with you regarding the application and registration process, safety requirements, supplies, and the reporting process. Once all requirements are met, participants are recognized via signage. Businesses and other organizations, meeting requirements, will be able to have their logo on their signs.
What are the advantages of participation?
Keeping Hayward litter and graffiti free improves the appearance, property values, and attractiveness of our city. It reduces environmental pollution and helps prevent crime associated with an un-kept community.
As an Adopt-a-Block participant, you will receive:
Clean up supplies (loaned for the duration of service)
Safety Guidelines and Equipment
Resources to help you plan and organize your clean ups
A Coordinator to assist you with the Adopt-a-Block process
Yes. If under 18, must have one adult for every five minors.
Who provides supplies?
Program will provide gloves, vests, bags. Grabbers will be loaned.
Minimum of one block.
What if I need help?
Contact your Adopt-a-Block Coordinator.
When do I get a sign?
After your second successful clean up event.
Is the sign optional?
Yes, it is at your discretion.
Cleaners & Greeners
Bowman Elementary School
Winton Middle School
Tennyson High School
Tennyson Volleyball Team
Glassbrook Elementary School
Hayward Community Gardens
Bickford / Sailing
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District
Hayward Chamber of Commerce
Tri-CED Community Recycling
Moreau Catholic High School
Hayward Day Labor Center
Community Action Network
Lincoln Child Center
St Bedes Catholic Elementary School
Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc
Greg Galati, Glassbrook/Huntwood Cleanup Team
Glassbrook Neighborhood Cleanup Team
Salwan Property Management
Newport Street Neighbors
List of Areas
To see suggested blocks for adoption, please click on the area maps below: