Parks & Natural Resources Division

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The Parks & Natural Resources Division seeks to connect people to the outdoors by providing an accessible network of parks, trails, and natural areas. The Division is responsible for the following: 

  • Mowing and trimming all parks and rights of way
  • Maintenance on more than 10 miles of asphalt trails and 6 miles of primitive trail
  • Maintaining shelters, ballfields, playgrounds, spraygrounds, restrooms, and other park amenities
  • Planting and maintaining landscaping in medians, bumpouts, roundabouts, and parks
  • Coordinating a community forestry program, including planting, care, and removal of park trees and street trees
  • Overseeing management of New Hope, Fairview, and Mt. Memorial Cemeteries
  • Working with Planning Division to approve parkland dedications and landscaping plans for new developments, as well as update the Parks and Open Space Master Plan (PDF)
  • Expand and manage conservation areas for the many ecosystem services that they provide for individuals, the community, and wildlife
  • Seek opportunities for visitors to experience nature through interpretive trails and outdoor education programs