Change for Wayne
Change for Wayne is a program that allows the City of Wayne to maximize its resources and offer residents an opportunity to give something back to their community. The City of Wayne has over 20 parks, preserves, and facilities that are available for a group or individual to adopt, advertise, or sponsor.
The Wayne Rotary Club provided funding to re-seal and stripe the tennis and basketball courts at Rotary II Park.
On October 7, 2012, Ekklesia Church re-sealed the Planet Playscape in Attwood Park. There were approximately 130 people in attendance. The volunteers spent two hours re-sealing the Planet Playscape! The City of Wayne supplied the materials and Ekklesia provided the labor. Check out their video.
For Groups or Individuals Looking to Adopt a Park Area
We ask that you can commit to visiting your adopted area at least once a month for the length of time to which you agreed upon acceptance to the program. A typical volunteer day last 2-4 hours.
You can adopt an entire park or specific parts of a park such as:
- Sport fields
- Flower beds
- Park benches/picnic tables
- Trees & shrubs
- Parking areas
- Exercise courses
For Groups or Indivituals Looking to Sponsor a Park or Facility
Groups or individuals also can sponsor a park, facility, program or activity with a financial donation to help fund the program, construction or renovation of park or facility features. Groups can also look into providing a donation to indoor/outdoor fitness equipment, ice arena equipment or swimming supplies.
For Groups or Individuals Looking to Advertise
As an advertiser, your company is showcased as an integral part of the City of Wayne community. Your involvement in the community speaks volumes about the commitment you make to your customers and prospects. And youâ€™re an important part of that community. The City of Wayne advertisers enjoy the following benefits as part of their sponsorship:
- Excellent visibility
- Brand extension
- Differentiation from competitors
Advertising helps you reach our members and your marketing objectives by establishing deep connections between your company and the City of Wayne brand and mission. We are dedicated to offering innovative and effective visibility for your company and can tailor a sponsorship package that meets your organizationâ€™s objectives. Opportunities for a City of Wayneâ€™s advertising program is broad-ranging and diverse, giving advertisers many ways to show support and build recognition with the park and recreation community.
You can sponsor or advertise your business/corporation at:
- Aquatic/Recreation & Exercise Club (lockers, fitness equipment, etc.)
- Ice Arena (dasher boards, Zamboni)
- Athletic Fields; April through September (e.g. tennis courts)
- City Parks/Trails/Preserves/Pavilions
- Digital Marquee
Letâ€™s Get Started
What can we do as volunteers to help?
Here are some common activities for volunteer groups:
- Pick up litter
- Report and/or remove graffiti
- Sweep courts and/or pathways
- Pull weeds and rake leaves
- Prune and care for trees or shrubs
- Plan and care for flowers and native plants in the parks
- Keep the waterways clean
- Report any park hazards
What materials will be supplied by the City of Wayne?
While the City of Wayne asks that the volunteer groups attempt to supply all of their materials for the projects, limited supplies can be made available. The City of Wayne will partner with the volunteer group for these projects to provide trash and recycling bags for all projects. We will also take care of all removal of trash and recycling. With sufficient notice, the City of Wayne will also offer assistance in the transporting of plants and other larger objects that are part of your group project.
Potential items that will be needed fo projects include:
- Litter stick (garbage picker-upper)
- Gardening tools, such as hoes, shovels, rakes, pruning sheers, wheelbarrow
- Brooms and water hoses
- Safety equipment, including glasses, face masks, sun screen, and first aid kit
Will we be recognized for our service as a volunteer group?
The City of Wayne will recognize you as an individual volunteer or a group at the beginning of your agreement with a press release and on our Change for Wayne Recognition website page. After three months of service in a Wayne park, you will be awarded a certificate of appreciation by the Director of Parks & Recreation, as well as being recognized at that monthâ€™s Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting.