Parks maintenance and operations
Maintaining our parks
Parks Operations maintains over 10,000 hectares of parkland and natural areas Calgary. The City works closely with advisory committees, other business units and community associations to collaborate and engage with the public.
We mow an area equivalent to approximately 3,748 MacMahon stadiums during the growing season. We target public parks every two weeks and playfields once a week.
Parks is changing the way we care for some green spaces throughout the city, including a naturalization initiative. Changes will increase plant and animal diversity, and will reduce the need for regular maintenance.
Parks is in the process of identifying options and opportunities for moving toward a more natural state in some of our parks and green spaces, while balancing current use of these spaces.
What we do
The City's parks maintenance and operations teams work year-round to develop and sustain our green spaces.
Our responsibilities include:
- Debris clean-up
- Irrigation services
- Pest control and management
- Mowing, seeding and cultivating
- Snow removal
Please note: If you're drilling, staking, excavating or using heavy equipment in a park space, median or boulevard, an irrigation line locate is required. Please call 311 for more information.