City of Fort Worth


Adopt-a-Spot Program


Our Adopt-a-Spot program offers great opportunities for businesses, neighborhood groups, faith groups and civic organizations who want to have a positive impact on their community. This program helps to enhance community pride by maintaining clean and attractive parks, green spaces, nature trails and roadways for residents and visitors to enjoy.

An adoption is an agreement with the city for a minimum of two years, so make sure your group wants to make a long-term commitment before beginning the adoption process.

If you would like to adopt a park, street or median, please contact Keep Fort Worth Beautiful at  or by phone at 817-392-2046 to begin the contract process.

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Citizens Police Academy

In the spring of 1992, the Fort Worth Police Department Training Division graduated 43 citizens from the first citizen training academy. The curriculum and teaching methods were similar to the traditional police academy, but the students were not police candidates. The class members were a cross-section of the Fort Worth community; i.e., homemakers, professional business persons, retirees and neighborhood watch members.

The first Police Night School was held in England in 1977 by the Devon and Cromwall Constabulary and met with immediate success. Citizens were anxious to learn operations of their police force which heretofore were obscure and private. Shortly afterward, the Orlando, Florida Police Department conducted the first Citizens Police Academy in the United States. The Orlando Citizens Police Academy was patterned after the English Police Night School. Since that time, other law enforcement agencies throughout the United States have developed and conducted various versions of the Citizen Police Academy.

Graduates of the Fort Worth Police Department Citizens Police Academy will not be commissioned law enforcement officers nor vigilantes. They will be more familiar with the operations of the Fort Worth Police Department and will gain a deeper understanding of the problems and policies facing Fort Worth Police Officers.

The training program consists of classroom and "hands on" instruction to provide the public with a working knowledge of the Fort Worth Police Department. Participants will meet for three hours once each week during the 8 to 12 week course. Instruction will be comprehensive, and each week a different area(s) of the police department will be covered, with each session facilitated by the officers and supervisors who work in that particular unit. Topics covered will include the officer use of firearms and deadly force options, criminal investigative skills, crime scene search, communications, narcotics, area gangs, specialized units, tactical operations and community involvement.

It is the goal of the Fort Worth Police Department that after you complete this program, you will have enough information to dispel any suspicions and misconceptions about the law enforcement role in our criminal justice system. We hope you will develop an appreciation for the Fort Worth Police Department as our community continues to grow and that you will educate others on what you have learned when the opportunity arises. After completion you will have the opportunity to engage in volunteer opportunities with FWPD as a Citizens Police Academy Alumni.


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Fire Department

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No matter your level of expertise, whether you're interested in helping out for a day or wanting a more long-term commitment, the Forestry Section has a volunteer opportunity for you. 

Volunteer workdays at the Tree Farm projects can vary by season, but often include transplanting trees into containers; planting in the tree fields; weeding; staking and trying trees; and organizing the tree inventory. Bring your family, friends, co-workers and fellow tree enthusiasts. Rain or shine, we'll be here with something to do for every physical activity level. 

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Keep Fort Worth Beautiful

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful (KFWB) is an award-winning affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Texas Beautiful that has served our community for more than 40 years. Our mission is to educate and engage Fort Worth residents and businesses to take responsibility for improving their community environment.

KFWB has three goals:

  • End Littering
  • Improve Recycling
  • Beautify Communities

We encourage all residents, businesses and visitors to become a volunteer to help prevent litter and make a difference in our community!

If you have any questions, please contact us at  OR our website for more information:

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Log Cabin Village

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Nature Center & Refuge

Whether you enjoy being outdoors, learning more about the native plants and wildlife, sharing your love of nature with visitors of all ages, or caring for non-releasable education animals, we would love to find a way for you to make your mark at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

Volunteer Opportunities

Neighborhood Services

Como Community Center


Como Community Center

4900 Horne Street

Fort Worth, TX 76107


Reports to:   Clara Kirby

                       Community Center Supervisor

North Tri-Ethnic Community Center


North Tri-Ethnic Community Center

2950 Roosevelt Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76106


Reports to:   Arturo Mercado

                      Community Center Supervisor

Northside Community Center


Northside Community Center

1100 N.W. 18th Street

Fort Worth, TX 76164


Reports to:   Eric Lopez

                      Community Center Supervisor

Park and Recreation




Diamond Hill Community Center


Diamond Hill Community Center

1701 N.E. 36th Street

Fort Worth, TX 76106


Eugene McCray Community Center


Eugene McCray Community Center

4932 Wilbarger Street

Fort Worth, TX 76119

Handley Meadowbrook Community Center


Handley Meadowbrook Community Center

6201 Beaty Street

Fort Worth, TX 76112

Riverside Community Center


Riverside Community Center

3700 East Belknap Street

Fort Worth, TX 76111

Victory Forest Community Center


Victory Forest Community Center

3427 Hemphill St.

Fort Worth, TX 76110


Reports to:  

Peggy McCoy

Community Center Supervisor

Police Department - Citizens on Patrol

           Thank you for your interest in Citizens on Patrol (COP)

Citizens on Patrol volunteers act as additional "eyes and ears" for the Fort Worth Police Department, within neighborhoods. Citizens volunteer time to actively patrol their neighborhoods to watch for and report suspicious and/or criminal activity. They receive training involving vehicle, bicycle, and foot patrol and the use of their radio. Volunteers choose the days and times they wish to patrol and they adhere to no fixed schedule.  


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Police Department - Programas en Español

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