The Parks and Community Services Department welcomes civic organizations, schools, clubs, boy and girl scout troops, and interested citizens who wish to help clean, maintain, and upgrade City parks. We also assist corporations and businesses looking for employee service projects. The scope of work varies and any size or age group can be accommodated. Tasks include anything that can be accomplished in a park such as painting, trash pickup, tree/brush trimming, river cleanup, and other labor-intensive tasks that may be unique to a particular site. We are also constantly seeking volunteer coaches to assist with sports programs.
Parks make life better, YOU make parks better. Volunteer today!
City of Madera Seeks Volunteers for Earth Day Tree-Planting Event
Participants will be provided with the necessary tools and equipment to plant the trees, and instructions will be given by event coordinators. No previous experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to join.
The City of Madera regularly works with partnering agencies and community members to host recurring clean-up/beautification events throughout the year, and we would love for you to join us!
Volunteers are provided with clean-up supplies, and clean-up crews focus on different areas in the city, such as downtown, parks, and walking trails. The exact locations may vary depending on the number of volunteers.
Our clean-up events are a fun and engaging way to give back to your community while making a positive impact. Families are welcome to join, and minors may volunteer as long as they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Don't miss out on the chance to make a difference in your community! Keep an eye out for our upcoming clean-up events, and help us create a cleaner, healthier, and happier Madera!
If you or someone you know is interested in coaching a youth or adult sports team, and would like to learn more about the volunteer opportunities we offer, please contact the Parks Department at (559) 662-4987.
Sports Teams Sponsorship Opportunities
We take pride in building sponsor packages that meet your needs directly. From specific events or league sponsorship, to facility-wide packages, we cater to your goals to create a true partnership.
The Beautification Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Madera City Council and staff on community beautification matters including: develop and formulate programs and projects to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the community; develop an ordinance which will establish landscape standards for new development projects; develop and recommend practices and policies which will enhance and upgrade existing properties; and coordinate periodic community clean up campaigns and encourage public participation therein. The Beautification Committee meets every second (2nd) Thursday of the month. Regular meetings are held at the City of Madera Parks & Community Services Department, located at the John W. Wells Youth Center on 701 East 5th Street, Madera, CA 93638 starting at 5:30 p.m.
The Beautification Committee is composed of five members who serve a four–year term. Appointees shall be residents of the City of Madera.
The current Beautification Committee members are as follows:
If you have any suggestions for Beautification Projects (within City limits), please contact Mercedes P. Bravo: (559) 662-4985.
The Beautification Committee is interested in hearing from the citizens of Madera. Click on the survey link below, print, complete and mail to:
c/o Mercedes P. Bravo
701 East 5th Street
Madera, Ca 93638
Upcoming Beautification Committee meetings will appear on the City's event calendar once they are announced.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity to the Madera City Council in all matters pertaining to public recreation and the management of the City’s park space. Advisory Board members are recruited from the general public and are appointed by the Director of Parks and Community Services. Meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm, at the John W. Wells Youth Center 2nd-floor conference room. For more information about opportunities to serve on this board contact Parks and Community Services Administration at (559) 661-5495.
Madera Youth Commission (7-12th Grade)
The City of Madera Parks & Community Services Department is looking for youth from 7th-12th grade to become part of our Youth Commission. Commissioners advise on matters that relate to young people and assist in the development and implementation of community outreach projects. Throughout the year, Commissioners will learn leadership skills, job readiness skills, as well as learn how to prepare for college. Applications and meeting schedule can be found online at the Parks & Community Services Department’s website.
The current Youth Commission members are as follows:
The Golf Course Advisory Committee is composed of a seven-member body with one member from the City Council.
The current Golf Course Advisory Committee members are as follows:
Regular meetings are held at the Madera Municipal Golf Course, located at 23200 Avenue 17, Madera, CA 93637.
October 2023 Regular Meeting Agenda October 2023 Regular Meeting Minutes