Parks & Recreation Weekly Update
Park maintenance staff continues weed abatement throughout City maintained parks, open spaces and the Landscape and Lighting (L&L) District.
Parks staff dedicated time to mowing the main entrance area of Porterfield Creek Open Space. Approximately 5 acres of open landscape areas were managed through mowing, tractors and string weed eating (Picture 1). Extra attention extra time was spent around residences that border the park in an effort to reduce the dry fire fuel vegetation.
Park stuff and equipment moved over to another critical weed abatement project located in Zone 7 Sunrise Hills of the City’s L&L District. Several oak trees were pruned to the ISA standards and a 60 ft. landscape section was mowed between homes and the designated wetland area (Picture 2). Several applications of organic herbicides were also applied during the week to help reduce weed growth through the remainder of spring.
Over at the Cottages L&L District, 25 Yards of donated mulch was broadcast in landscape areas throughout out the District. the goal is to reduce water usage in landscape areas due to drought and suppress weeds and moderate soil temperature in preparation for the warmer weather in late spring and summer. (Picture3)
Parks staff continue to make progress on several new parks projects including two new Pickleball Courts at Furber Park, two new restrooms at City Plaza and new basketball courts at the second street city park. Several Arborist request were addressed as well as continue to work in all 3 projects listed on the first paragraphed.