Parks Maintenance

Parks is responsible for the maintenance of over 70 parks, green spaces, and boulevards, more than 6,700 trees, flower beds, and 41 km pathway system and boat launch at John Peake Park. Please view the Parks & Recreation Open Spaces Maintenance Standards (November 2017)

maintenence.jpgSeasonal Work


In the spring you will likely see parks crews out:
  • De-thatching boulevards, parks, and green spaces
  • Removing gravel from boulevards


In the summer, you will likely see parks crews completing the following:


In the winter, you will likely see parks crews out:
  • Clearing the bike paths during snowfalls (except Sundays and Statutory holidays)
  • Clearing of City owned commercial sidewalks
  • Pathways will not be salted or sanded as per Policy 501, Section 500
  • Pruning trees in boulevards, parks, and green spaces

All Seasons

Throughout the year you may see parks staff working on:
  • Garbage cleanup
  • Playground inspections and maintenance

Christmas Tree Recycling

You can drop off your Christmas Trees in the designated recycling area of John Peake Park 
December 27, 2017 to January 21, 2018

No trees will be accepted at the Public Works yard.
*Branches are to be taken to the Calgary landfill at all other times.

Pest & Disease Control

Learn more about the City's Pest & Disease Control protocols