The Parks Division is responsible for the maintenance of the City's
parks and open spaces. Parks must be kept in a clean, safe, and
aesthetically pleasing condition in order to provide an enjoyable
experience for the patron.
The Parks staff is responsible for the
maintenance of parks, medians, and selected City facilities. The
landscaping of medians and park entrances is necessary to provide a
favorable and lasting impression of the City of Bedford by residents
and visitors. The facilities under Parks' direct care require
maintenance in many areas including, but not limited to, building
repairs, irrigation, electric, plumbing, woodwork, light bulb changes,
Trees & Miscellaneous Duties
Parks oversees city tree-trimming when branches are protruding
into streets, causing damage to fire trucks and high profile vehicles.
Dead trees in the city rights-of-way must also be removed. Other
program areas include chemical application for weeds, insects, and
fertilization; inspection of playgrounds; maintenance of pools;
preparation and maintenance of athletic fields; repairs and inspections
of tennis courts, etc.
City medians, once constructed, are maintained
by parks staff in all areas with the exception of mowing, which is
contracted out. This includes plant replacement and care, weeding,
irrigation and lighting.