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Parks, Recreation & Cemetery

Parks, Recreation & Cemetery

The mission of the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division is to provide operations, programs and maintenance relative to parks, recreation, cemetery, forestry and building maintenance.

This office provides grounds maintenance for over sixty parks and playgrounds; the complete maintenance and management of a 160+ acre cemetery; the management of a comprehensive summer recreation program; the maintenance and management of the City's urban forest; the physical set-up for all City elections; and the maintenance and repairs to public buildings (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, etc.).

Specifically, this office provides for the maintenance and management of 1250+ acres of the City's 60+ parks and playgrounds and four City beaches. It is also responsible for the coordination and support for special events.

In addition, this office is responsible for the maintenance and management of 160+ acres of Hope Cemetery including, but not limited to interment, monumentation and grounds maintenance. And the maintenance and management of the City's urban forest through scopes such as trimming, clean up of storm damage, condemned tree removals, contracted forestry services and tree plantings.

The Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division also provides staff and technical support to the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Hope Cemetery Commission, the Civic Center Commission, the GAR Memorial Hall and Memorial Auditorium Board of Trustees.

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