Tamarindo Group Begins Adopt-a-Park Program

October 6, 2006

For people interested in helping preserve Tamarindo s green spaces, the northwest Pacific beach community s Improvement Association is offering a new opportunity: Adopt-a-Park.

Through the new program, recently announced by the association, groups of two to eight people can apply to adopt any of the town s public areas, including parks, other green zones and beach accesses.

Each group must have a CEO, a treasurer and a secretary to document the group s work, according to a statement from the organization.

Groups can request a specific area or be assigned one.

When the association, which was granted responsibility to maintain the town s public zones through a 2001 agreement with the Municipal Council of Santa Cruz, approves a group to adopt a zone, that group s responsibilities include paying for a topographical survey of the area if necessary, surrounding it with cement posts and installing a metal sign, cleaning it, and creating a plan for the area, if the association approves. Plans could include building a playground, creating an open-air sports facility, or launching reforestation efforts, depending on the specific zoning for each area, the statement said.

For more information on the program, contact the association at 653-0124. The statement said each group s secretary will post information about the group s efforts at www.tamarindocommunity.org, but that page appears to be under construction.

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights
Costa Rica
921 views
Costa Rica
921 views

In context: Costa Rica’s struggles with indigenous land rights

The Tico Times - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night in the indigenous territory of…

‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed
Costa Rica
3859 views
Costa Rica
3859 views

‘A tragic day for the Bribrí people’ as leader Sergio Rojas is killed

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 19, 2019

Sergio Rojas, a leader of the indigenous Bribrí community in Costa Rica, was murdered Monday night, the government confirmed. Rojas…

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development
Changemakers
493 views
Changemakers
493 views

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development

Susan W. / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 19, 2019

Some rural communities struggle with lack of resources and recreational activities. In my experience, the majority of the people in…