Parks & Landscape

Section Overview

The Parks and Open Space staff provides for the maintenance of 44 park facilities, over 700 acres of public landscaping, over 47,500 trees, and approximately 3,000 acres of public open space. The maintenance program provides safe, attractive settings for public recreational activities. These facilities improve the quality of life for the residents of the community. This program also provides weed abatement in the public open space, lake maintenance, and urban forestry management.

Primary Activities 

Activities within this program include maintaining City parks, medians, common areas and slopes. The City’s Parks and Landscape staff responds to customer complaints, requests, after-hours emergencies, and manages the City’s landscape maintenance contracts.

Additional maintenance responsibilities include:

  • Irrigation testing
  • Landscape and open space
  • Litter removal from public parks
  • Trail maintenance
  • Tree maintenance & preservation
  • Vandalism repair
  • Water management
  • Weed abatement

The Parks and Landscape staff provides emergency response for hazards and safety issues. This program also coordinates the acceptance of additional landscape areas into the City’s maintenance program.