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!!!
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:
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.
The goal of the program is to promote, develop & nurture "urban forestry" in our communities.
Odessa Neighborhood ShadeMakers is a collaborative partnership among:
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
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.