Parks & Grounds Division

About the Division
The Parks and Grounds Division works to maintain all municipal grounds and parks and recreational facilities in a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing manner.

The beauty of our City is enhanced by the planting of street trees and preserving the health of our existing urban forest while preventing losses to human life and/or property through proper maintenance.
Men planting a tree together
City Recreational Fields & Courts
The division maintains baseball, football, and soccer fields and tennis, volleyball and basketball courts in a safe, playable condition at City parks and school sites.

The division maintains and/or removes magic squares and handles maintenance requests for the various Parks and Recreation activities which occur throughout the year to ensure that all parks, recreational facilities, and properties are properly maintained.

Football and soccer fields are set up and lines are repainted once a week during the fall and spring seasons. The Parks and Grounds employees upgrade and maintain over 50 ball diamonds, lighting systems, benches, and bleachers.

Landscape Maintenance
The Parks and Grounds Division maintains 13 municipal grounds and parks by:
  • Grass cutting
  • Trimming
  • Turf maintenance
  • Fertilizer or herbicide application
Snow & Ice Removal
During inclement weather, snow and ice are removed to bare pavement at the following areas:
  • 11 municipal sites
  • 41 school walkways
  • 5 bridge sidewalks
  • Developed park sites
Retention Pond Maintenance
The funds for retention pond maintenance cross charges, such as inspection, weed and grass cutting, and pump facility repairs, are included in this program.