Parks and Grounds

The Parks and Grounds unit currently maintains and operates sixteen (16) public parks with a combined area of approximately 222 acres. Within these parks, there are 33 outdoor sports fields with a combined area of 44 acres of Bermuda turf, which are open to the public 24/7, with the exception of scheduled maintenance and safety closures. Since 2009, the City has increased its inventory of sports turf by 15%. This unit is also responsible for the maintenance of all irrigation systems, parks structures, playgrounds inspection and repairs, flyover maintenance, special events set up and parks restroom janitorial services.

MAINTENANCE
Parks and Grounds staff are responsible for the maintenance of 52 acres of outdoor sports fields at 16 different parks, as well as all City-owned common grounds and roadway medians.  This Section is separated into two (2) units of operations: 1) Parks and 2) Grounds.  The following lists each unit’s areas of responsibilities as it relates to turf maintenance only.

Parks

  1. Clay field maintenance
  2. Game preparation                  
  3. Painting/marking field lines    
  4. Facility repairs/inspections     
  5. Monitoring fields/facilities use
  6. Cleaning restrooms/surfaces                         

 
Grounds

  1. Field turf mowing, edging.
  2. Fertilizing, herbicide application, pesticide application
  3. Weekly repairs - filling in holes and sod repairs
  4. Irrigation system operation/repairs

For pavilion, field, and facility rentals please click here to be directed to the Recreation site.
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