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 ParkPlease view the Parks & Recreation Open Spaces Maintenance Standards (updated May 2018)
In the spring you will likely see parks crews out:
In the summer, you will likely see parks crews completing the following:
In the winter, you will likely see parks crews out:
Throughout the year you may see parks staff working on:
Christmas Tree Recycling
You can drop off your Christmas Trees in the designated recycling area of John Peake Park (typically from Dec. 21 - Jan. 31 each year).
No trees will be accepted at the Public Works yard.
Residents can take their branches to the branch bins at the Eco Centre.
Branches will be chipped and made into mulch that is used in community tree and shrub beds. Reminder: the City does not accept root balls and branches covered in dirt as they will destroy the blades on the chipper and branches cannot be larger than 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter.
Pest & Disease Control
Learn more about the City's Pest & Disease Control protocols, including Dutch Elm Disease.
For more information on any of these Maintenance items, contact the City's Parks Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (403) 207-2807