Monday, December 4, 2023

Keep Southlake Beautiful with The Great American Cleanup 2023!

It’s time for the Great American Cleanup once again!

Spring is here, and there’s no better time for a community-wide cleanup to keep our city looking fresh! Gather your friends and family and join Keep Southlake Beautiful as we do our part in The Great American Cleanup. Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup is part of a nationwide effort in more than 20,000 communities year-round.

Join us on Saturday, May 13, at the Parkwood Training Center at 9:00 AM for a morning of city beautification and community-building. Keep Southlake Beautiful staff will be on-site at the Parkwood Training Center (the old Senior Center) at 307 Parkwood Dr. early in the morning to provide your volunteer team with a light breakfast. Drink some coffee, eat a bagel, and collect your cleanup supplies and KSB swag!

This year’s cleanup sites include available streets from our Adopt-A-Street program! Once you eat breakfast and pick up your supplies, you will be assigned a road to clean up. Head over to that street to play your part in beautifying Southlake. Once done, meet us back at Parkwood to drop off your trash bags and return your supplies! It’ll be a great morning to give back and earn volunteer hours!

We can’t wait to see you at The Great American Cleanup! Learn more about this event and register today!


Celebrate Earth Month with Keep Southlake Beautiful

April is Earth Month, and there’s no better time to spring into action with Keep Southlake Beautiful to take care of our beloved community.

Keep Southlake Beautiful (KSB) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Southlake residents through green initiatives and beautification projects. KSB encourages everyone to do their part in making Southlake an environmentally friendly place to live, work, and play!

Are you ready to take your commitment to your community to the next level? Keep Southlake Beautiful has plenty of programs to enhance our sustainability and beautification efforts. Here are some ways you can get involved for Earth Month and beyond!

Adopt-A-Street Program
Adopt-A-Street is a free program that allows organizations, businesses, groups, families, and individuals to adopt and maintain areas within the Southlake community. Southlake is growing, and a surging population means more cars on the roadways and, unfortunately, more trash. Volunteer efforts reduce litter cleanup costs and save taxpayers money. Keep Southlake Beautiful encourages you to become a partner and adopt a street. Want to take ownership of a specific area? See a list of the available streets.

Recycling Program
Keep Southlake Beautiful offers residents an opportunity to recycle their cell phones and ink cartridges in an environmentally friendly way. These green initiatives improve Southlake’s appearance and preserve and enhance our local natural environment. KSB encourages all citizens to participate in these recycling programs and help keep Southlake beautiful. Bring your old cell phones and used ink cartridges to the Community Services Department at 285 Shady Oaks Dr. to be recycled. Learn more about our recycling programs.

The Great American Cleanup- Southlake Style
Join us as we take part in the 2022 Great American Cleanup- Southlake Style. The Great American Cleanup (GAC) is part of a nationwide effort involving more than 20,000 communities year-round. Join us on Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM at the old Senior Center located at 307 Parkwood for the Great American Cleanup- Southlake Style! It will be a morning of community building and beautification. It’s not too late, you can still register this week.  Learn more and register here!

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Month with Keep Southlake Beautiful! How will you get involved this month and beyond?

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Time for Tree Planting and Street Cleaning!

Swirling leaves, cooler temps, and pumpkin spice lattes are just around the corner.  For Southlake residents, October is also a time for acquiring street trees for planting and Adopt-a-Street clean ups.

Autumn is the perfect time to plant a tree, and the City can help through the popular Street Tree Program.

“The purpose of the Street Tree Program is to provide quality shade trees to plant within the right-of-way areas of streets,” said Chris Tribble, Director of Community Services.  “We’ve chosen varieties that are suitable for our soil and weather conditions, trees that will make a nice addition to Southlake’s environment.”

Residents may purchase low cost trees from the city through this program beginning in October.

The Street Tree Program is funded by fines levied when trees are cut down in violation of city ordinance.

Residents can purchase trees through the Parks and Recreation online registration portal or by filling out the order form available on the on the website and mailing it, along with a check, to the Community Services Department.

The street trees are on sale from October 1st until December 31st. The tree order will be placed with the nursery after sales close. City Parks staff will coordinate planting times and dates with the residents and the nursery. Trees are planted early Spring. See pictures below for resident prices.

More than 39 streets have been adopted by local groups, who coordinate trash pick up each quarter.  These volunteers perform a vital service, complementing the efforts of local crews to remove debris and improve the appearance of roadways.Also, as part of the Keep Southlake Beautiful initiative, local volunteers will take to the streets this fall to participate in the Adopt-a-Street cleanup program.

Tribble notes, “We can’t say enough about how valuable these volunteers are. Their efforts make a real difference in the quality of life in Southlake.”

Are you a group looking for ways to contribute to the city?  Information about the City’s Adopt-a-Street program can be found HERE.

As we say goodbye to summer, watch for new trees and clean streets!

Help out the Southlake community with the Adopt-a-Street program

Adopt-a-Street is a free program that allows organizations, businesses, groups, families and individuals to adopt and maintain areas within the Southlake community. The City of Southlake is growing, and that growth means more cars on the roadways and unfortunately, more trash as well. Volunteer efforts like Adopt-a-street reduce litter cleanup costs and save taxpayers money.

The City of Southlake’s Keep Southlake Beautiful program encourages you to become a partner and adopt a street. Adopting a street is an easy way for groups to help their communities, make a visible impact and earn some well deserved Southlake pride. Adopt-a-Street partners will be recognized with a Keep Southlake Beautiful Adopt-a-Street sign at their adopted street.

When you become an Adopt-a-Street partner, the following commitment is expected:

  • Participation in a minimum of four cleanups per year – Citywide cleanups are usually held in January, April, July and October. Trash bags, gloves and safety vests will be provided to you at no charge at your request.
  • Completion of a Quarterly Cleanup Report after each event – The Quarterly Cleanup Report will require you to record the number of volunteers, cumulative volunteer hours and bags of trash collected during each cleanup event. Ready to become a partner?

For more information, visit or call the Community Services Department at 817-748-8019.