The Parks Division is responsible for the maintenance and development of the parks, trails and open space system throughout the city. Currently, the system consists of approximately 3,186 acres of city-owned property, 138 miles of trails, 123 athletic fields, including school fields, 44 play structures, 76 court facilities, 40 neighborhood parks, five major open space sites, five large community parks and more than 32 miscellaneous park buildings. The division also mows more than 534 acres of park and boulevard turf and maintains more than 14,000 trees within these mowed areas.
Each summer, the department plans and implements a park pavement maintenance project. The 2016 projects are summarized below:
New Trail Construction/Reconstruction
Project includes seven small reconstruction segments of trail throughout the city, which are in poor condition and showing signs of severe surface raveling and large sections of trail in need of reconstruction.
- Courtly Road Trail - Repair 990' of distressed 8' wide bituminous trail
- Wyndham Bay Trail - Repair 465' of distressed 8' wide bituminous trail
- Ojibway Park Trail - Repair 955' of distressed 8' wide bituminous trail
- Chippewa Park Trail - Repair 1,185' of distressed 8' wide bituminous trail
- Fox Run Park Trail - Repair 2,430' of distressed 8' wide bituminous trail
- Colby Lake Trail - Repair 1,105' of distressed 8' wide bituminous trail east of Colby Lake
- Wedgewood Park Playground Trail - Remove 195' of distressed 8' wide bituminous trail (asphalt and aggregate base) adjacent to the west side of the playground and repair 325' of distressed 8' wide bituminous trail on east side of playground
- Pouliot Parkway Trail - Repair 850' of distressed 8' wide bituminous trail connecting Pouliot Parkway and Parkwood Drive
Bielenberg Sports Center - New Connector Trail
Construction of a new connector trail between the Miracle Field, Splash Pad and Madison's Place playground with connection to Hargis Parkway, to improve access throughout the entire Bielenberg Sports Center site.
Reconstruction of the Shawnee Park Pickleball Courts
Project Overview: This project removed all existing perimeter/interior fencing and old net posts to reclaim existing pavement section. A new 3" bituminous surface, 8' perimeter fencing, 6' middle divider fence, 12 new permanent pickleball net posts with nets and new court coloring, were installed as part of this project.