It’s easy to keep our medians, traffic circles, and other public green spaces beautiful year-round.


Median with flowers

The Adopt-a-Median program is a partnership between the following Public Works Divisions:

  • Solid Waste & Recycling
  • Transportation 

Who can adopt a median

  • Individuals
  • Businesses
  • Block clubs
  • Organizations

Adopters must improve the appearance of a median by

  • Installing and maintaining plantings
  • Provide general cleaning and litter pickup 

Program requirements

By participating in this program, you agree to

  • Adopt the entire median or other area.
  • Agree to maintain it during all seasons.
  • Provide a plan on what will be placed in the area, including plantings, mulch, groundcover or landscaping materials.  
  • Provide and install, at your own cost, any plantings and other materials and provide for ongoing upkeep. Please be aware that the City uses sodium chloride for winter ice control. 
  • Clean the area at least four times per year, including litter cleanup and removal of dead plants and leaves.
  • Dispose of all waste vegetation, materials and litter.

Public Works reserves the right to

  • Not allow anything that may interfere with the safe passage of traffic.
  • Require removal of unkempt or abandoned installations.

Adopter must agree to all terms and conditions, safety guidelines and Waivers.

Sign up to Adopt-a-Median

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Clean City Coordinator

Public Works - Solid Waste & Recycling




Eastside Maintenance Facility
2635 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

This building is closed to the public.