Parks, Trails and Open Space Maintenance performs routine maintenance for city owned parks and trails, North Jeffco District owned parks, Jefferson County Library District property and AURA properties.
Maintaining a total of 188 sites and 1,264 acres
Park, Trail and Open Space Maintenance - Duties include installation and maintenance of playground equipment, bridges, landscaping, turf grass and native grass, trees, irrigation systems, herbicide, pesticide and algicide applications, snow removal, and trash service to city buildings. Parks programs involving the community are Adopt-a-Park, Arbor Day tree planting, Plant A Tree, July 4th fireworks display and Christmas tree recycling.
Park Rentals - This service involves reserving park space and sheltered areas for a fee. Parks are reserved primarily on weekends and are rented in blocks of 5, 8, and 10 hour time periods. There are five pavilions and two park areas to rent. The annual average number of users per year is approximately 24,000.
Park Recreation Facility Maintenance - This program maintains 48 playgrounds, 31 basketball courts, 44 tennis courts, 7 volleyball courts, 16 soccer fields, 50 game fields. In addition to the scheduled athletic fields, many parks are used for sports practices. Sports activity in the parks requires a high degree of maintenance. There are 10 sports associations, 1,304 teams and 22,295 players utilizing the athletic fields.