Parks Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance of land throughout the city. They maintain the grounds at all, major parks and athletic complexes, and oversee contractors at 26 additional parks.
The Public Works Parks and Facilities Maintenance Division maintains the grounds of all City-owned and operated buildings, parks, roundabouts, and vegetation. This includes over 530 acres of park land, grounds adjacent to occupied buildings, and 15 miles of right-of-way containing over 2,500 street trees.
The work performed by the division includes routine and preventative maintenance, as well as repairs and special projects. Staff performs site repair, turf and grounds preservation, urban forest management, support of Parks and Recreation programs, limited construction, and coordination for volunteer and youth work groups. Work is prioritized to address safety and high community use areas. Support is also provided to the Bureau of Parks and Recreation on an as needed basis.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I cut down a tree in a park that seems dangerous?
A restroom is in disrepair at one of the parks. Who do I contact?
The Parks Maintenance Staff maintains all restroom facilities located in our parks. The restrooms are cleaned and checked daily. If you see something broken, lighting that does not work, overflowing trash cans or any other issue that needs attention, please submit a support ticket or call 3-1-1 or 717-255-3040 and the issue will be documented and brought to our attention for remediation.
Who do I contact if I see illegal activity occurring in a park?
Please contact the non-emergency number for the Police at 717-558-6900 and ask to be connected to the Park Ranger.