Parks OperationsThe Parks Operations section is responsible for maintaining and constructing the City's public open space landscapes. Parks Operations works in compliance with Provincial, Federal and WCB safety regulations and is responsible for all park landscaping, median and boulevard planting, grass cutting and tree management. Parks Operations also provides landscaping services to the City of Richmond's Public Works departments. On completion of any Public Works construction, Parks Operations are assigned the task of re-landscaping any disturbed or damaged landscaping on both public and private property.
- An extensive annual Parks, Median and Boulevard planting program is managed by Parks Gardeners. The planting of seasonal floral displays occurs twice a year in late October/early November and in early May, giving three seasons of floral displays. The annual rotation of floral displays include a spectacular Spring display from mid-February to late April; a lush Summer display of "annuals" from June to late September; and conclude with a Fall/Winter display of greenery and other seasonal plants from November to early February.
- Grass Cutting Operations run from early Spring to late Fall/early Winter and include the grass maintenance of all park fields, boulevards and medians, trail brush cutting and natural areas. In additional to grass cutting/maintenance, the Grass Cutting Operations are also responsible for Leaf Control in the early Fall until late Winter. Grass Cutting Operations is weather dependant and varies from season to season.
- The City of Richmond's Tree Management team evaluates and determines the health and safety of all trees on City property, establishes a pruning schedule based on evaluations and respond to any tree related emergencies as they arise.
- Parks Construction and Parks Maintenance are responsible for the installation and maintenance of all Parks-related infrastructure found throughout the City's Parks and Trails system, including benches, bollards, picnic tables, trails, pathways and signage.