Grounds Maintenance

Under the direction of Grounds Superintendent Travis Durham the Grounds Maintenance Division is responsible for the upkeep of more than 145 acres of public parks during all seasons, as well as the landscaping and upkeep of downtown flower beds and public parking lots.  The division also annually:

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• Provides support to all divisions by supplying staff for scheduled city and private events at night and/or on weekends.

• With assistance from the Public Services Department, responsible for installation and removal of  all Christmas Decorations throughout the city.

• Take down and install a total of 220 banners on four occasions downtown and in City Park.

• Clean and stock rest rooms at City Park and Kids Planet 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

• Clean and stock recreation centers five days a week.

• Installed over 360 perennial flowers, trees and shrubs throughout the park system.

• Established two color changes to annual plant beds at City Park and Barnett Bridge consisting of approximately 3,200 plants.

• Spread 8,370 cubic feet of mulch in beds and play grounds throughout the park system. This amount of mulch would fill just over three tractor-trailers.