Park Operations

Horticulture: Provide cost-effective horticulture related maintenance, i.e., turf mowing, shrub bed care, flower bed care to 950 acres of city park grounds. Provide basic maintenance to 417 acres of undeveloped property. Implement the departments Integrated Pest Management program.

Infrastructure: Maintain park facilities, playgrounds, roadways, sidewalks, paths, ponds and riverbanks for safe and optimum conditions. Maintain and repair swimming pools, community centers, offices, shop areas and sign amenities.

Custodial Services: Clean and maintain park restrooms, picnic tables, trash receptacles, and hard surfaces to ensure safety and optimal working conditions.

Cemeteries: Provide cost-effective services, maintain attractive and peaceful cemeteries and provide a perpetual investment for future cemetery maintenance. Sports Fields: Provide safe and peak-condition playing fields for the public. Protect park resources by efficiently managing our turf to meet present and future demands.

Community Forestry: Manage the City's tree resources to maintain the publics health, safety and welfare. Provide for the establishment and maximization of tree canopy coverage along city streets.

Design & Development: Design, management, and oversight of park development projects. Participate in local and regional planning efforts.

Greenbelt & Rights-of-Way Services: Maintain 25 miles of pathway along the Boise River Greenbelt corridor, and 74 acres of traffic medians and rights-of-way throughout the city. Perform maintenance of all operation services specialty equipment. Rights-of-Way are traffic calming devices that provide a sound barrier and work to absorb small particles and gases of air pollution.

Pools: Maintain and repair of 6 outdoor swimming pools.

Sports Fields: Provides safe, aesthetic playing fields and facilities for the various sports programs, based on the community demands and the natural resources of the geographic area. The programs include softball, soccer, flag football, lacrosse, and other recreational sports. Our goal is to provide a quality, safe playing fields, and protect park resources by managing our facilities efficiently to accommodate the needs of the sport customer and park user.