Parks & Open Space Department

The Parks and Open Space division works to maintain the beauty and usability of all the city parks.   
The Parks and Open Space Division is responsible for more than 960 acres of municipal parkland including neighborhood, community, special use and natural resource parks. We also maintain over 27 miles of trails, 20 athletic fields, 3 community gardens, 1 recreation center and 19 playgrounds.
The Parks and Open Space Division also maintains grounds around public buildings, developed greenways, wetlands, and undeveloped natural areas and vegetation management of 62 water quality facilities.
During the winter months, the Parks Division teams with workers from the Department of Public Works Streets Division to conduct snow and ice removal operations.
This Division is also responsible for support services to festivals, special events, installation, maintenance and removal of all holiday decorations.