Park Maintenance

The City of Cloverdale has 2 full-time and 1 part-time Park staff charged with maintaining over 500 acres (and growing) of neighborhood and community parks, Landscape and Lighting Assessment Districts, and open spaces and trails. 

Typical Park Staff duties include daily and seasonal maintenance and inspection of grounds and facilities at each park location, daily irrigation monitoring/repairs, Arborist requests, vegetation management requests, trail rehabilitation, weekly mowing, weekly/monthly regulatory reports, vendor and supply oversight as well as planning and development. 

Get to know our Park Staff


Héctor Galván

Parks Superintendent and City Arborist

Hector Galvan has been a Cloverdale local for over 30 years. As the Parks Superintendent and City Arborist, he brings with him a lifetime of experience with landscape and open space, water management and facilities maintenance, as well as many licenses and certifications including: 

  • ISA Certified Arborist 
  • Urban Forestry Tree Risk Assessment Certificate 
  • California State University, Sacramento Water Distribution System Maintenance Water Program
  • QAC Qualified Applicators license 
  • D1 Water Distribution Operator
  • D2 Water Distribution Operator
  • Qualified Water Efficient Landscape Certification 
  • Forest Management Certification
Hector’s main priority is to develop our parks and open spaces into focal points for the community to gather in a safe and clean environment throughout the year. If you see Hector making his rounds or leading vegetation management efforts, please stop to say ‘Hello’.

Miguel Sanchez

Parks and Landscaping Lead

Miguel Sanchez is a lifelong Cloverdale resident working as the Parks Lead for the City of Cloverdale. Being able to work and better his hometown has always been his goal. Miguel brings dependability and professionalism and is always up to the challenge of new projects or maintenance needs with his main priority being keeping the Parks as a place to relax and enjoy this wonderful town. Now, with that goal in mind the Parks Department is moving forward with a Parks and Recreation vision to build up what Cloverdale has to offer.

Javier Diaz

Javier Diaz

Parks and Maintenance Assistant

Javier Diaz has been a Cloverdale resident for 20 years. Attending grade school and graduating from Cloverdale High School. Javier brings a variety of essential skills to our team. His extensive background in landscaping and irrigation in particular are utilized on a daily basis. Javier has an innate ability to adapt to any task, under pressure, as well as support ongoing priority projects, such as development of new amenities like the Cloverdale Dog Park. Javier looks forward to furthering his knowledge of Parks and water systems while tackling new challenges with a smile!  Don't hesitate to approach Javier with any park related maintenance inquiries, or if you simply need some advice on your landscaping.