Beautifying areas of our community is a component of Keep Odessa Beautiful's mission.

Beauty in the Community

Beauty in my Community is a challenge to focus on the positive and good things happening in our commmunities by posting a picture of a "good deed." Examples include: helping a neighbor, gardening, and volunteering for the chance to win a prize. 

"Beauty In My Community" Initiative is driven by a single goal; to recognize, celebrate, and support the citizens of Odessa who are doing great things that positively impact the community to make Odessa look and feel beautiful! 

Many wonderful things are happening in our community that make Odessa a great place to live, work, learn, and play; help us highlight all our unique attributes that enhance the quality of life for Odessa and promote a safer, cleaner, and more beautiful community!!!


We Care, We Help

This program provides lawncare services to the citizens of Odessa who are unable and do not have a caretaker to help maintain their lawns. Those who meet the following criteria are eligible to register for the program.

This program is designed to help:

  • Disabled
  • Elderly

The size of the property cannot exceed a half-acre.

This program is volunteer based, dates and times of service will be provided with availability of volunteers. Thank you to our volunteers who continue to make a difference in our community.


To become a KOB Volunteer and assist us with servicing the yards of those enrolled in this program; please click HERE to sign-up and "Be Part Of The Solution!"

Odessa Neighborhood Shademakers

The goal of the program is to promote, develop & nurture "urban forestry" in our communities.

Odessa Neighborhood ShadeMakers is a collaborative partnership among:

  • Apache Corporation
  • City of Odessa Parks & Recreation
  • Keep Odessa Beautiful
  • Texas A&M Forest Service

This program focuses on giving trees for residential neighborhoods. 5-gallon trees will be made available free to residents. The homeowners agree to pick up, plant, and care for their free tree. The objective is to instill pride and ownership, care for the environment, and beautify our neighborhoods.

Trees are available to be picked up on a first-come first-served basis AFTER attending the 30-to-45-minute Tree Workshop.


Participants must register in advance in order to receive a free 5-gallon size tree, with a limit of one tree per residence. Only City & County residents of Odessa are eligible to receive a tree through this program. Registration opens in November and closes in March.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Event: 8:00am – 11:30am

Course Schedule:

1st Sessions: 8:00am – 8:45am

2nd Session: 9:00am – 9:45am

3rd Session: 10:00am – 10:45am

Odessa Pride Star of the Month

Star of the Month recognizes Odessa citizens who contribute to the overall aesthetics and health of our city by maintaining exceptionally clean and beautiful properties. 

Nominations for the program are open to the public from April through October of each year, and our volunteer judges recognize several “Star of the Month” from all over Odessa with our signature yard signs. 

Please note that a yard can only win the award once every three years.


To be considered for the Star of the Month Program, a property must:

  • Be attractive and pleasing to the eye
    • Green lawn if applicable
    • Landscape features such as fountains, large rocks in beds
    • Plants with a variety of heights, textures, and colors
    • A variety of plants such as trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers
  • Be free of litter, junk and debris
    • Free of junked or inoperable vehicles
    • No appliances or indoor furniture on porches or patios
    • No parking on the lawn
  • Be well-groomed (properties can have a natural, wild-scape appearance, but grass must be mowed, and the perimeter of the property must be edged)
  • Have buildings, fences, porches, and patios in good condition (i.e. minimal distraction from the landscape due to deterioration, damage or construction)
  • Have invested extra effort through the use of attractive art pieces
    • Birdhouses
    • Decorative mailboxes, etc.
    • Ironwork
    • Patio or lawn furniture
    • Potted plants
    • Pottery
    • Windsocks
    • Natural landscape should be the primary focus