Parks & Forestry

Responsibilities


The Parks & Forestry Division is responsible for maintaining the following:
 
  • 43 traffic islands
  • 49 park sites of over 310 acres
  • 8 boulevards of over 28 acres
  • Grounds adjacent to some City buildings and City parking lots
  • Over 19,900 street trees (exclusive of park and boulevard trees) in conjunction with a contractor
  • Royal Oak Cemetery
In addition, this division regularly maintains baseball/softball fields, soccer fields, football fields and sand volleyball courts during their respective seasons.  Alongside Building Maintenance, parks employees also help to install and maintain all park playground equipment, fences and backstops.
  

Community Promotion


The Parks & Forestry Division is responsible for the installation and removal of street banners and, along with other departments, setting up for special events.

Snow Removal


The Parks & Forestry division, in conjunction with other departments, is responsible for city parking lots and sidewalks in the downtown area if there is a snowfall of 1" or more (businesses are responsible for ice conditions in front of their store, i.e. salting), as well as the sidewalks adjacent to parks and public buildings and street plowing during snow storms.
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Memorial park