Beautification is one of KAB's three pillars that encompass our mission of Improving Akron's quality of life through beautification and responsible environmental management.


Beautify Public Land in Your Neighborhood

The Adopt-A-Site program is a long-term volunteer project that helps beautify public lands in Akron. Volunteers commit to prepare, plant, and maintain a flower garden in their approved site for the entire season. KAB assists with the sites to ensure success. There are currently over 60 Adopt-A-Sites throughout Akron.

beautification watch awards

A "Thank You" for Taking Pride in Your Property

Beautification Watch Awards are KAB’s way of saying “thank you” to residents and businesses who take pride in keeping their properties clean and beautified. Every July, volunteers drive an assigned route and nominate all of the addresses that they think should win the award, based on assigned criteria. To volunteer, email Emma.

Flowerscape program

Beautiful & Functional Urban Flower Gardens

Flowerscapes are beautiful and functional flower bed installations placed throughout the city of Akron. We have 32 urban Flowerscape sites throughout the city that are planned, planted and maintained by our Flowerscape Crew.  They focus on creating functional gardens that are not only beauty to the community, but are also habitat for wildlife. They also try to use many plants that are indigenous species from this bio region.