In the summer months, we mow 600 acres of grass across the park system. This work includes trimming around trees, shrubs, park amenities and buildings. We also aerate and fertilize areas that have high usage or visibility.
We have a variety of athletic fields in parks. We maintain 30 acres of athletic fields, including baseball, softball, rugby, and soccer fields. Athletic fields get mowed on a daily to weekly basis, depending on use.
General Park Turf
We mow general park turf less often than athletic fields. Our standard is to cut grass to a height of three inches on a regular basis, weather permitting.
Some of our parks feature low-mow areas, where we allow grass to grow more naturally. Low-mow areas have many benefits, including:
We maintain low-mow areas as needed.