Adopt-a-Lot ProgramInterested in transforming a vacant lot into a community asset? You can! The City of Escondido's Adopt-a-Lot Program allows citizens, neighborhood groups, and organizations to qualify for a special no-fee City permit and land-use approval process when they "adopt" public or private vacant land on a temporary basis for recreational use or community benefit purposes. The program facilitates interim use of vacant land through mutual agreement of landowners, user groups, and the City for such things as:

  • Basketball Courts
  • Community Gardens
  • Commercial Landscape Displays
  • Passive Parks
  • Picnic Areas
  • Public Art Displays
  • Remote Control Car Courses
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • Tot Lots

For more information, please contact Karen Youel at 760-839-4518.